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The Plaza Central Park, Antigua

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Rest on a bench in The Plaza Central Park and observe the bustling atmosphere of Guatemala's former capital. Surrounded by colonial-era buildings, dominated by the grandiose San Jose Cathedral, the tree-shaded square is a great place to stroll, take a break from sightseeing, and people watch. Admire the central fountain known for its mermaid sculptures, get some souvenirs or snacks, and see the locals going about their daily life. Work out when and for how long to visit The Plaza Central Park and other Antigua attractions using our handy Antigua trip planner.
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  • I have never been harassed by as many vendors as I was when I visited The Plaza Central Park. Even when our tour guide was trying to talk, they continued to pester everyone in our group. It was... 
    I have never been harassed by as many vendors as I was when I visited The Plaza Central Park. Even when our tour guide was trying to talk, they continued to pester everyone in our group. It was...  more »
  • There is always lots to experience here.... especially on the weekends. you can walk around the area or just sit in the park and take it all in..... a must see and do 
    There is always lots to experience here.... especially on the weekends. you can walk around the area or just sit in the park and take it all in..... a must see and do  more »
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  • Wonderful park, great place to have a meal, people watch, or just soak up the culture. Pros: center of everything! Banks, food, churches - action is right there! Downside is all the buskers, constantly asking you to buy stuff and pushing their little ones to sell things.
  • A nice calm but lively town center in the middle of Antigua, we visited during new years and they had an open market with lots of local products to purchase. A beautiful church is located right next to the square in the old Spanish catholic style.

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