Palacio de los Capitanes Generales
Dating from 1549, the palace was colonial headquarters for all of Central America, from Chiapas to Costa Rica, until the capital was...
Palacio del Ayuntamiento
This double-decker structure on the north side of the park dates from the 18th century. Besides town offices, the palace houses the...
Catedral de Santiago
Antigua's cathedral was begun in 1545, wrecked by the quake of 1773, and only partially rebuilt over the next century. The present...
Whisky Den & Coffee Bar
Ensconced in the nightlife patio just northeast of Parque Central, this little lounge highlights two great pick-me-ups: there's an...
Baked goods – pies, cakes, quiches, scones and house-baked whole-wheat sandwich bread – are the strong suit at this grand old cafe set...
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Parque Central information
Surrounded by superb colonial structures, this broad and beautiful plaza is the gathering place for antigüeños and visitors alike – a fine, verdant place to sit or stroll and observe the goings-on, from hawkers and shoe shiners to school kids and groups of tourists. The buxom mermaids in the central fountain are a reconstruction of the original 1738 version, which was trashed early in the 20th century.