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Palacio de los Capitanes Generales

Calle Poniente 5, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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This grand palace, parts of which are still in various stages of restoration, is home to several government offices.
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"beautiful building"
in 5 reviews
"central park"
in 13 reviews
"lit up at night"
in 4 reviews
"government offices"
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"spanish architecture"
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"beautiful at night"
in 2 reviews
"colonial times"
in 2 reviews
"the main square"
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"walking tour"
in 2 reviews
"palace"
in 7 reviews
"arches"
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"facade"
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"plaza"
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"shelter"
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"cathedral"
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"illuminated"
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"beauty"
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

This is a wonderful building to visit during the day, but it looks absolutely amazing all lit up at night! To that regard, there are usually a lot of street vendors sleeping under the shelter of the arches at night. We walked through there several...More

Thank Todd G
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

This is one of the main buildings in Antigua's Central Park and a great photographic spot. If you can go at dusk when the building is illuminated but the sky is still blue it makes for a wonderful background.

Thank Brad H
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

The facade is the main attraction here. During colonial times it was a happening place, but now it houses miscellaneous but obscure government and other business offices. Hard to tell what really goes on in there as the doors are generally shut, opening briefly sometimes...More

Thank DudesAdrift
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

This is a pretty cool building with a lovely facade right next to the central park. We went to the museum situated inside the building which was pretty interesting as well.

Thank KayleeShepheard
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Lovely building with great architecture. Sadly we could only see it from the outside. We were told that it is very beautiful at night as it is lit up. So if we return to Antigua we will check it out at night and maybe see...More

Thank J-W
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

This is a large and old official building. Because it is next to the city center park with it's people and fountain it is worth a trip if in the area. It sure was not the highlight of our trip by any means.

Thank emcman
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

The palace is just in the middle of the city. It is impossible to miss. One should definitely see it in the night. It is impressive.

Thank Shimnik
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Just one of the sides of the main square. Houses some government offices, and covered steps facilitate political speeches and other announcements.

1  Thank KmanWent
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

large space but rather spare of items to view. It's an important building in Guatemala's history. Some parts of the building are being renovated. In history, it was the governmental center for all of Central America until 1773.

1  Thank Chuck E
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Beatiful building, could only see it from the outside though. Building takes up a whole block, it is very big, during the night they light it up very nicely.

1  Thank Melib2906
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