Journals Antigua

Antigua, Guatemala: The Student's Life

Created by kakao on August 29, 2005 Best of IgoUgo

3 Reviews
2 Stories

Antigua, Guatemala, is well-known as one of the best places in the world to study Spanish. With over 70 schools in this small city of cobblestone streets, you will find everything you are looking for in a vacation: education, culture, nightlife, great food, and friendly people!

Wrath of the Gods

Created by Andariega on August 22, 2005 Best of IgoUgo

4 Reviews
1 Story

Antigua was founded in 1543, made the capital in 1550, damaged by an earthquake in 1565, rebuilt, damaged by another quake in 1577, rebuilt over and over again (in 1586, 1607, 1651, 1681, 1684, 1717, and 1751), and in 1773, was officially abandoned. Many beautiful, broken buildings remain.

Things that Go Boom in the Night

Created by Andariega on August 20, 2005 Best of IgoUgo

4 Reviews
1 Story

Gorgeous crumbling buildingsQuaint cobbled streetsColorfully clad localsRustic red-tiled roofsCourtyards full of flowersDevils bursting into flamesAstonishingly clean streetsFried bananas for dessertMugs of dark rich coffee Informative and fun museums Multicolored chicken busses Cartoon characters at church and Volcanoes booming in the night

Museums of Antigua

Created by Andariega on August 15, 2005 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews

Of the numerous museums in Antigua, we visited a handful, including the old book museum, the coffee museum, two textile museums, a music museum, a colonial home, and the Museo de Santiago.

Great Guatemala Loop Part 6 – Antigua

Created by lcampbell on March 28, 2005 Best of IgoUgo

4 Reviews
2 Stories

In Part 6 of 7 of our month-long journey around Guatemala, we find the bright colors and interesting architecture of old Guatemala to more than make up for the overwhelming tourist population. Visiting museums and churches contrast sharply with our grueling climb of Volcano Pacaya.



The Gringa Who Ate La Antigua Guatemala

Created by Andariega on January 21, 2005 Best of IgoUgo

8 Reviews

La Antigua Guatemala has quite a selection of restaurants. Of all the restaurants we visited, only one had been recommended, but all were good. We were either lucky or Antigua has outstanding, but not necessarily fancy, food. The beef was particularly good.

Antigua, dropped from the sky

Created by Tavia on March 31, 2002 Best of IgoUgo

8 Reviews

The last stop in a grimy, nerve-wracking 5-city business trip in Latin American, Antigua de Guatemala, tucked in a mountain valley, and with it's restored colonial buildings and evening safety, seemed like a pueblo dropped from the sky. It is a pearl, appreciated by natives, expats and visitors alike.

Guatemala: Antigua

Created by kylebarber on November 10, 2000 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews

How an accidental online auction purchase resulted in the best adventure vacation of my life

4 Days in Antigua, Guatemala

Created by 1riot1ranger on January 1, 2010

2 Reviews
1 Story

A short solo visit to beautiful Antigua during the Guatemalan Independence celebration.

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La Antigua Guatamala - see it all!

Created by Laurence Boucher on March 18, 2008

1 Review

La Antigua Guatamala is a wonderful city to visit if you are interested in antiquities, local food, music and culture. A volunteer's haven!

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