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This town square, with tree-lined streets and old colonial buildings, is a popular gathering place for locals and tourists.
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Plaza Mayor | City Center, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 7832 4801
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This park is right in the center of town and could be a beautiful, peaceful place to relax. Unfortunately, there are so many vendors walking around trying to sell you their stuff, you can’t even hold a conversation without being interrupted. We would have liked...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been coming back to Antigua for three years and it's the only place we have ever visited twice. One of the reasons is just to sit in this plaza/park. We spend hours here just watching the families walking, the children playing and the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice to walk through but nothing special here. It truly is in the center of town! Some music, lots of tourists, many pigeons, lots of sales folks.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank coldwight
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely park shaded with trees. Great place to take a few minutes to relax after touring this charming city. At night vendors sell glow in the dark toys. In the day you can get ice cream, nuts, you name it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JenniferInMontreal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here on Sunday afternoon, and the park was packed with people. It’s a beautiful park, and a nice place for people watching. However, the insistent vendors shoving their wares in my face every two minutes got old fast. Best to go before or...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank bobbyangel99
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful town square. These were, and are the center of village, town, and city life, in the Spanish culture. It is surrounded by government, church, and shops. This is where people meet, and socialize in the evenings, weekend , and special days.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank badge2283
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful central area for people to meet and relax . Wee landscaped with nice trees and plants. A fountain to compliment the place. Surrounded by souvenir shops and old historic church

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Premji5400
Reviewed 1 week ago

The heart of the city excitement with vendors selling wares, families relaxing, food for sale and music in the air. Great people watching!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lindseywineangel
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is always crowded up to 8pm or later, so you can visit the park at your spare time, and is preaty safe visiting. Many vendors offers you their handcrafts, so my advice would be not to ster at their products unless you want...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lu g
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we visited the center of town on Saturday there were 4-6 men playing Xylophones. The square is filled with local artisans and vendors and near a wonderful big crafts store.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from Drew E | Reviewed this property |
You'll find that most places in Central America will take U.S. currency but you will most likely get a better conversion rate if you have the countries local currency ( Guatemala Quetzal)