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The Plaza Central Park

Plaza Mayor | City Center, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 7832 4801
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This town square, with tree-lined streets and old colonial buildings, is a popular gathering place for locals and tourists.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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“people watch” (85 reviews)
“street vendors” (46 reviews)
“shoe shine boys” (11 reviews)
Plaza Mayor | City Center, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 7832 4801
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fun to go day or night The vendors are out but no one is pushy. They taught our girls how to use the items we purchased. Great spot to meet up with everyone.

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is the center of town surrounded by the main church cathedral and the general captan building , it has in the middle a water fountain and beautiful gardens, also on Sunday you can find some vendors with typical handcrafts beautiful made at reasonable...More

Thank Pattylonzo8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It can be a little hot in Antigua so this Plaza is a cool place to sit and recover. Surrounded by interesting buildings, take your time to slowly walk around

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Typical of every Spanish Colonial city in the world there is a central park. Cathedral, Government offices, royal residences and commerce around a public square that was originally a market place. this square has been transformed into one of the most beautiful parks I have...More

Thank dhlc416
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So the park is situated in the center of town. Local vendors will sell you everything from bird seed for the pigeons to empanadas for your lunch. Want jewelry? Got it. Instruments? Yup. Or you can hit Wendy’s, coffee shops, ice cream, etc. just visit...More

Thank Kahnster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love to come to this park and people watch at all times of the day. It is safe and patrolled by the municipal police. There are mayan women and men in traditional clothes selling there wares and many other tourists and locals alike that...More

Thank travelingsolo2017
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great place for people watching, but expect to be constantly approached by vendors. It's lovely at night with the buildings lit.

Thank Erica M
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

This seems to be the hub of activity both day and night. During the day there were people sitting around eating and drinking. At night various different groups of people seem to meet here and create a fun atmosphere. You don't need to spend long...More

Thank Travellover6128
Reviewed 14 September 2017

You will probably stumble across this park when walking around Antigua. Very nice plaza that the locals like to hang out at.

Thank rainylor
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

There's nothing to particularly do here and as comes with most central plazas, there are a lot of people hassling you. At night it feels particularly awkward due to lots of homeless people and undesirables milling around so I wouldn't recommend a girl walking through...More

Thank NaomiF2901
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Rose F
11 October 2016|
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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)