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    Antigua is a nice colonial looking town. I have been to a couple of colonial towns and prefer Cartagena, Colombia to Antigua but overall it's nice. There is tons to do here and you can take a trip to volcanoes and a lot of other day trips. If you are in Guatemala it's a tourist hot spot.

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  • AntiguaPro 2014
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    Yes, it's a tourist trap. But it's also one of the prettiest colonial cities in the Americas. Spanish churches, bougainvillea, amarillo ochre walls and a couple of surrounding volcanoes make Antigua exceedingly picturesque. A good home base if you'd like to study Spanish for a week, or just eat at fabulous restaurants. The bar scene is also one of the best in the country. It's located very near to Guatemala City.

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    This is one of my favorite towns in central America. It is so colorful and the people and surrounding areas are great. It's a great place for someone looking to vier of the beaten path but still stay safe.

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  • AntiguaPro 2014
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    Beautiful colonial town about 45 minutes outside of Guatemala city. Mountainous and peaceful. Definitely worth a stop for a couple days on the way out to lake Atitlan.

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    I lived here for three months, studying Spanish and dancing. And I would love to go back. There's almost no better urban planning on the planet than Antigua. The colonial town in laid out in an easy-to-navigate cobblestone grid with a downtown park where everyone meets up to just relax and chat. Cafes, restaurants and open-air shops selling Guatemalan-made wares are everywhere. It can get crowded with American students over the summer, but the off-season provides a bit more elbow room. And the architecture just can't be beat.

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    Charming colonial city a short trip from Guatemala City. If you spend any time in Guatemala, Antigua is one of those places you should mark down. It is fairly touristy, but for good reason, the town is lovely.

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    Cute town in Guatemala about 1 hour away from Guatemala City. Plenty of different bars and restaurants to please everyone. One of the highlights here is climbing Volcan Pacaya. It's about a 30 min ride from the city and $20 for a group tour.

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    Very nice place, lots of history. There is a view that is walkable up, not far from town, where you can see the whole city.

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    I did a dental mission trip to Guatemala, twice. Antigua was a very special treat. So rich with history. I had a blast, visited the jade factory and purchased a vintage-looking leather bag. :)

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    At the foot of three volcanoes in the central highlands of Guatemala you'll find a quaint colonial town that the modern age of mass consumerism appears to have missed. A UNESCO World Heritage sight in its entirety, life in Antigua unfolds around the town square much as it has for centuries although the Spanish immersion schools are a new addition a great boost to the local economy.

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  • Antigua

    I always say if I were to 'Study Abroad' in Central America, it would be in Antigua. Stunning town that feels like you are more in Europe than Guatemala, but in a great way. Cobble stone streets, safe, beautiful colonial buildings and great cafes make this town completely unforgettable!

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  • Antigua

    beautifully restored, usually quite there except for the monkeys and the leopards, fantastic experience , great lodge there, fly in for the day.

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  • Antigua

    Great city full of rich history. Great shopping (though they are VERY pushy, which I hated) and really delicious food. Como Como was our absolute best meal. La Condesa and Hector's are also great.

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    I been there dozens of times, it's beautiful people, food and atmosphere really cheap too

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    Very cute town, fun night life and friendly people. Cobble stone street and charming shops.

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    a lot to see

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    It is a touristic city but I like the architecture and weather.. is safe and pretty city

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Guatemala's most important tourist destination, Antigua was once an important city in the Spanish empire and the administrative hub of all Central America. Caught between three volcanic cones and situated in a gorgeous valley, Antigua enchants with Baroque architecture and cobblestone streets and one of Latin America's most spectacular Semana Santa celebrations. Bars and restaurants are friendly and sophisticated, while excellent language schools and a large expat population further contribute to Antigua's cosmopolitan personality.

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