Antigua Sights

Centro Azotea

Published 01/21/2016

Fodor's Review

Three modest museums make up this cultural center in the village of Jocotenango just outside Antigua. The center also offers horseback riding around the farm on Tuesday and Thursday by advance arrangement. The fee is Q50. The museum is in the village of Jocotenango, 2 km (1 mi) from Antigua. Minivan shuttles (Q5, roundtrip) leave hourly from the south side of the Parque Central. Taxis from Antigua run Q20 to 25.

K'ojom means "music" in various Mayan languages, and Casa K'ojom highlights the musical traditions of Guatemala's vastly diverse indigenous population. An interesting 15-minute documentary film is a good introduction for the newcomer touring the collection of musical instruments and other artifacts. A gift shop sells locally made crafts, simple instruments, and recordings of Guatemalan music. Antigua.

While you're here, learn about harvesting and roasting coffee beans at the Museo del Café, on the adjacent coffee plantation, which has a working mill dating from 1883. Antigua.

The Rincón de Sacatepéquez contains dioramas exhibiting the dress of indigenous peoples in this part of Guatemala. Antigua.

Sight Information

Address:

Calle del Cementerio Final, Jocotenango, Sacatepéquez, 03002, Guatemala

Phone:

/7831–1120

Sight Details:

  • Q30
  • Weekdays 8:30–4, Sat. 8:30–2

Published 01/21/2016

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