Finally getting a chance to explore the town, I spent much of the Easter weekend in Antigua.
Antigua is a beautiful colonial city founded in 1541. The place is far more popular a visit for travellers than the sprawling Guatemala City and although it is perhaps a little touristy, the place does have a lovely atmosphere.
Cathedral in Antigua
The city is laid out on a grid system – as are most cities in Central America, and as there are actually road and avenue numbers here, which have been somewhat vacant in a lot of the towns I have previously visited, I found it pretty easy to navigate.
The centre of the city is the lovely Parque Central. Once again more a square than a park, I found the area a very relaxing and peaceful place to sit and write. Vendors dressed in colonial clothes often come up to sell…
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