UNESCO World Heritage-listed Antigua Guatemala

UNESCO World Heritage-listed Antigua Guatemala

Sipping your espresso beneath the baroque colonnades and cathedrals of the beautifully preserved city of Antigua Guatemala, you’ll not only notice the brew’s nuance and flavour, but imagine life 400 years ago in the former capital of Spanish America. Commanding views of three perfectly shaped volcanoes and the verdant stretches in between, it’s easy to see why the city was built here, though the earthquake that rattled much of the city to rubble in 1775 resulted in the capital moving to Guatemala City 45 kilometres away. Now you’ll be thankful it was – the slower pace, unsprawled shape and size of the beautiful town makes La Antigua the perfect setting to appreciate the locally grown coffee as some of the world’s finest.

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