Antigua Guatemala is one of the few cities left which holds number of historical ruins sites from the ancient age, Although it’s not a big city, but it is one of the most populous city in guatemala. It is also declared as world heritage site by the UNESCO. Antigua Guatemala has served to be the political educational, economic and religious center for whole kingdom at a time.
Antigua is famous among the tourist for its number of historical sites, People from all around the world visit Antigua with their family or friends, Antigua is also a famous destination for the love birds, young couples travel to this romantic destination to spend their holidays or honeymoon.
Antigua Guatemala is also a great place that can be considered for after retirement settlement, the ambience is peaceful, This city has nice weather, English is understood by most of the people and you can live a very blissful life away from the troubles and noise of big cities.
Antigua has served to be capital of Spanish empire, But because of a disastrous earthquake in 18th century, the high crown ordered to shift the capital to some other location, City was ordered to be evacuated but few still stayed at Antigua and now their descendants who are living in Antigua are proud that their ancestors never left this city, even though they were forced to do so.
Top Sites of Antigua Guatemala to Visit
Although there are number of places worth visiting in Antigua Guatemala, And after reviewing all the sites I have compiled a list of Top Sites of Antigua Guatemala, You might not agree with the list, because this affection is relative, I might like a place which you might not like. Although I can assure you following sites are worth your valuable time.
A major active Volcano that lies very close to Antigua Guatemala, Recently it was erupted in 2010, It is not something everyone would enjoy because it’s scary for some people, the sound of boiling lava and the feeling of active volcano as if you are walking on something alive, It is one of the most bewildering feeling ever. Indeed one of the top sites of Antigua Guatemala.
Santa Catalina Arch
the ruins of earthquake struck Capital still remain in the midst of city, Santa Catalina arch is one of them, In the holy week this place is worth visiting, there are thousands of tourists, and there are parades arranged by the locals, which is truly a mesmerising sight.
Cathedral of Antigua Guatemala
Cathedral of Antigua Guatemala has the honour of being one of the biggest cathedral of Spanish empire, It was also the largest cathedral in central america, Most of its parts were destroyed by the earthquake, then it was again constructed not to its original size but its size was reduced. Still its one of top sites of Antigua Guatemala and truly worth checking out if you are planning to visit Guatemala.
Antigua is a small city, you just have to get to the center of the city and from there you can visit almost every tourist’s destination.
Thats all from my side, I hope you guys enjoyed a quick review of top sites of Antigua Guatemala, If you have any queries regarding your travel, Let us know in the comments, If you think there should be some other places included in my list of top sites of Antigua Guatemala, Do mention them in the comments.