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Palacio de los Capitanes Generales

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Address: Calle Poniente 5, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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This grand palace, parts of which are still in various stages of...

This grand palace, parts of which are still in various stages of restoration, is home to several government offices.

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US$140.00*
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Ciudad Vieja Villages and Elaboration of Huipiles from Guatemala City or Antigua
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US$32.00*
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Colonial Antigua Afternoon Walking Tour
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Half Day Tour to Antigua Guatemala

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16th century and survived the earthquake

This is right on the Central Park Square. Was constructed during the Spanish Colonial era approx 1545. Could not go inside, but the exterior has placards that let you know more... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
maggie2moo2002
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Rogers, Arkansas
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 892 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I rate this only an average attraction as all you can see is the outside. That's impressive in itself, especially at night when the arches are lit, but I really want to know what's behind this imposing facade.

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Tehuacan, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was a little excited about this place, but it was closed during my visit. It's pretty from the outside and extremely close to the central plaza, regardless!

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Thank Tom W
Glasgow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really beautiful building and in a lively and fun part of town. Definitely worth a look. Also I would say worth seeing at night when the arches are all lit up.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is right on the Central Park Square. Was constructed during the Spanish Colonial era approx 1545. Could not go inside, but the exterior has placards that let you know more about the illustrious history of Antiqua.

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Dunsborough, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

A beautiful experience taking a closer look at old colonial archetecture. The place is lit up at night and looks breathtaking to the eye one that showcases the relaxing charm of Antigua.

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Baltimore, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

When we visited in July it wasn’t open. We weren’t able to view the beauty of the inside but the outside was beautiful and the street was closed so we were able to get some wonderful pictures.

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St. George, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

After you visit the park go take a walk through here. Close by and is just some very beautiful architecture.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Worth the visit, specially at night when is when you really apreciate it, beautiful!!! Dont miss this place with his little placita and stores all around

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Blythewood, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

I heard great things about this location. I understand it's a must see, must do. When I was there this last trip, it was closed. Next trip.

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Sleepy Hollow, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

A walkthough is worthwhile to see the interior architecture of the building. The view from the upper balconies of the square and he city are worth the climb.

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