Antigua Features

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Antigua Features

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Learn the native tongue: Antigua is one of the world's premier Spanish-study destinations. Just don't spend so much time hanging out with fellow... Read more

  • Coffee? Macadamia Nuts?

    The northern Las Verapaces is the part of the country most associated with coffee, historically and culturally, but Guatemala Antigua gets rave... Read more

  • Holy Week in Antigua

    Much of Latin America flees to the beach or the mountains for seven days of vacation during Holy Week (Semana Santa), the week preceding Easter... Read more

  • Antigua's Volcanoes

    Four volcanoes make up this region's sector of a seismic spine that runs the width of Guatemala from the Mexican to Salvadoran borders, forming... Read more

  • A Bell-Ringing Saint

    Guatemala points with pride and reverence to its very own saint, Pedro de San José Betancur (1626–67), a native of the Canary Islands who came... Read more

  • All That Glitters

    Several jade shops and factories dot the streets east of Antigua's Parque Central. Although Guatemala's best-known gem is extracted in the eastern... Read more

  • Earthquake!

    Throughout history, quakes large and small have ravaged Guatemala, a nation that forms part of the seismically active "Ring of Fire" encircling... Read more

  • Something Old, Something New

    Antigua's colonial magnificence disappeared in one day in 1773 following a massive earthquake. With the move of the capital to nearby Guatemala... Read more

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