The 6 Best Things to Do in Antigua, Guatemala

Despite the earthquakes, Antigua is still one of the best places in Central America to see Spanish Baroque architecture with New World Baroque facades.

If you’re planning a trip to Antigua, it's highly recommend that you spend at least a week in this quaint colonial town.

In order to get you started on your journey around Antigua, here's a list of the best things to do in Antigua.

Acatenango is an active volcano, but it’s far less active than Volcan Fuego. Most of the tour companies that allow you to summit Acatenango will do so over two days.

Acatenango Volcano Hike

This hotel was built on the grounds of the old Santo Domingo Monastery, which traces its roots all the way back to 1538.

Hotel Casa Santo Domingo

Visitors are typically drawn toward the traditional Mayan textiles, the hand-carved wooden utensils, the intricate jade jewelry, and, of course, the street food.

Visit Chichicastenango Market

San Francisco Church is worth visiting for the incredible display of Spanish-American Baroque architecture.

San Francisco Church

If you go at the right time, you may be able to hike up the mountain alongside a small river of lava.

Pacaya Volcano Hike

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