Free Walking Tour Antigua

free walking tour antigua

Free Walking Tour Antigua is the best way to visit Antigua Guatemala, also known simply as Antigua. It is a charming colonial city located in the highlands of Guatemala. It is known for its well-preserved Spanish colonial architecture, picturesque cobblestone streets, and vibrant cultural scene. The city was founded in the 16th century by the Spanish conquistadors and served as the capital of Guatemala until the late 18th century. Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular tourist destination. With Free Walking Tour Antigua Guatemala visitors can explore the city’s many historical landmarks, including the impressive Cathedral of San José and the Palace of the Captaincy General. The city also offers a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking and biking, as well as adventure sports such as paragliding.

General information

Meeting point

Meet your in front of the main square of Antigua, outside of the Cafe Condesa.

Start times

9:30 hrs (English)

14:00 hrs (Spanish)

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

Language

English / Spanish

Availability

Everyday

Price

Tip only basis

Note

This tour requires a booking fee. Tours often sell out and no-shows are costly to our business. Remember that the booking fee of 2 USD per person is not the gratuity. The gratuity must be given to the tour guide at the end of the activity.

Free Walking Tour Antigua – Highlights

Explore Antigua’s city center with a local guide

Discover interesting historical facts about the city

Get amazing recommendations for restaurants and bars

Free Walking Tour Antigua – Itinerary

Free walking tour Antigua begins at the heart of the city, close to the main square, outside of the Cafe Condesa. Prepare to embark on a journey through history as we explore some of Antigua’s most iconic landmarks.

Our first stop is the impressive Palace of the General Captains, located near the main square. Marvel at the colonial architecture and learn about its historical significance as the residence of the Spanish colonial governors. While we admire the exterior, our guide will share fascinating stories about the palace’s role in Antigua’s past.

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Next, we’ll stroll through the cobblestone streets to reach the iconic Arch of Santa Catalina. This picturesque arch, with the stunning backdrop of the Agua Volcano, is one of Antigua’s most photographed landmarks. Hear tales of its origin and the role it played in the city’s religious history as we enjoy the view.

Free Tour Antigua continues to the Church of La Merced, a splendid example of Spanish Baroque architecture. While we remain outside, you’ll have the chance to appreciate the intricate details of this historic church. Our guide will provide insights into La Merced’s religious and cultural importance in Antigua.

As we weave through the charming streets, we’ll make a stop at the renowned Hotel Casa Santo Domingo. While we won’t enter the hotel, you’ll have the opportunity to admire its colonial-era architecture and learn about its transformation from a monastery to a luxurious hotel. Discover the fascinating blend of history and modern luxury.

Our final stop brings us to Mayan Jade, where we’ll explore the cultural heritage of the region. From the outside, marvel at the exquisite jade artifacts and learn about their significance in Mayan culture. Our guide will share stories about the craftsmanship and symbolism behind these precious gems.

Frequent asked questions

What is the minimum number of participants for this Free Walking Tour in Antigua?

The minimum number of participants is 2 people.

What is the maximum number of participants this tour will host?

This tour will host a maximum of 15 participants.

Can this free tour be done for one single group?

If you want a tour for only your group, please request a quotation for a private tour.

Can my children participate in this walking tour?

Of course, in Free Tour Antigua Guatemala everyone is welcome.

Can I bring my dog to the tour?

Free Walking Tour Antigua Guatemala is pet friendly, however you must carry your dog in your arms when we enter the ruins.

Do we see all the places listed in the itinerary?

The itinerary of this tour may change sometimes.

What should you bring?

Check the weather on the day of the tour to make sure you bring and umbrella in case is raining. Bring comfortable shoes, cash and a big smile 🙂

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