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The Plaza Central Park

Plaza Mayor | City Center, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 7832 4801
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This town square, with tree-lined streets and old colonial buildings, is a popular gathering place for locals and tourists.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Plaza Mayor | City Center, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 7832 4801
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Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Nice park and I enjoy sitting by the fountain and just relax. Nice way to take advantage of the sale ladies to buy souvenir. Stop by and visit the church, palace and near by restaurant s.

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 15 January 2016

In the heart of Antigua with lots of bars and cafe's (great coffee) nearby. Everyone seems to use this as the meeting point.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

Lovely park to sit and relax. Buy something from the various vendors. Watch the children playing. Large fountain in the center. Huge church across the street. Horse and carriage rides. Atm machines nearby. Places to get a coffee or ice cream and enjoy it on...More

Thank DarlingK767
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Nice and well kept place. Superb people watching. Nice cafes around the square. Popular with locals and tourists although Antigua is not a overly touristy place.

Thank borismail01
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Nice place to wander, not a large park but lots of shade trees and benches which are well worn. Street benefits selling their crafts. They are not pushy it harassing for you to buy from them. If you day no, they do not pursue you....More

Thank WendyH181716
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Horse drawn carriages, living "statues", fully armed security soldiers, street vendors, assorted entrepreneurs, campesinos come to town. Plaza also adjoins the "Cathedral" (actually now just a "parroquia" - parish church, since the seat of the bishopric has moved to Guatemala City), the Ayuntamiento, and the...More

Thank Quasimama
Reviewed 7 January 2016

This is a beautiful place to visit and take in the beauty of Antigua. Surrounded by street vendors and great architecture.

Thank Trippin' A
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Its central, its a great location to meet other people, but with all the vendors, peddlers, tourists, and people it is not a nice place to sit and relax.

Thank IN N
Reviewed 4 January 2016

It's cleaned every morning. Feels safe, vendors will set up, restaurants and cafe's all around. Shady spots with a bench here and there.

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Here in the Central Plaza one will see and meet people from around the world as well as resident extranjeros, Guatemalan families and couples of all ages. Add to this mixture a swirling dash of color in the attire of the many itinerant textile vendors...More

Thank MichiganZumbido
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Rose F
Do the vendors accept US currency?
10 October 2016|
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Response from Drew E | Reviewed this property |
You'll find that most places in Central America will take U.S. currency but you will most likely get a better conversion rate if you have the countries local currency ( Guatemala Quetzal)