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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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Amazing architecture

What a view!! This literally takes your breath away as you turn to look from Central Park. Combined with the Cathedral on an adjoining side makes this a must see.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 April 2016
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Antigua, Guatemala
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Antigua, Guatemala
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

What a view!! This literally takes your breath away as you turn to look from Central Park. Combined with the Cathedral on an adjoining side makes this a must see.

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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

This is a lovely building on the central park and square. It is especially pretty at night when it is all lit up!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

this is on one side of the local city center. the date is on the building. there are neat designs of the time on the arch.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

Looking over a truly beautiful plaza along with a magnificent Iglesia, this is the heart of Antigua and can't be missed. Shops, Banks and restaurants surround the plaza.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Great historic atmosphere. Well worth a visit - busy day and night. We did not have time but take a horse and buggy ride - it looked like so much fun.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

It's a beautiful spot for pictures when lit up in the evening. Friday-Saturday are busier nights. Saturday mornings have vendors lined up with all kinds of Guatemalan goods jewelry,wood,clothing...

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

You have to come here twice. During they day and again at night when they light it up, very beautiful. At night you can see people sleeping below. Nothing to really do here but take pictures.. Its right next to Central park

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

The Palacio is a spectacular example of Spanish colonial architecture, but that’s about all. This magnificent structure was the first two-story building, and was constructed in 1558. With various devastating earthquakes, the original frame structure was enhanced with thick stone walls and columns/arches coated with plaster. The floors are still wooden and the arches support the structure. The purpose of... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

This is a beautiful building, especially lit up at night. It is a wonderful framing element for the central square and is worth visiting.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

The front promenade is now all vendors (not a surprise). There's a small but interesting room that explains the various 'rescued' or 'in need of rescue' heritage sites in Guatemala, of which the Palacio is one. It's free. The 2nd museum - called Museo de Armas de Santiago in the Antigua tourist brochure (but the sign says Museu Santiago de... More 

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