The Plaza Central Park, Antigua

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Must see · Landmark · Tourist Spot
Rest on a bench in The Plaza Central Park and observe the bustling atmosphere of Guatemala's former capital. Surrounded by colonial-era buildings, dominated by the grandiose San Jose Cathedral, the tree-shaded square is a great place to stroll, take a break from sightseeing, and people watch. Admire the central fountain known for its mermaid sculptures, get some souvenirs or snacks, and see the locals going about their daily life. Work out when and for how long to visit The Plaza Central Park and other Antigua attractions using our handy Antigua trip planner.
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  • This is a beautiful centrally located shaded park full of vendors which is the good news and bad news. We met here as part of our Blue Planet Tour after a two hour bus ride from our cruise ship...  more »
  • The plaza is central and good places for locals and tourists to sit down and people watch, lots of restaurants and takeaways nearby too and ATMs  more »
  • Beautiful park! Very peaceful place to sit on a park bench and people watch. Plenty of local ladies to buy scarves, jewelry, etc. Lots and lots of pigeons! The park is surrounded by antique buildings and shops. It's definitely the heart of the city!
  • Such a fun place to experience. Yes, you will have to fend off a million people trying to sell you things, but it's not a big issue. You can buy small bags of bird seed to feed the pigeons (watch out, one pooped on my daughter's head). And it's just a nice place to enjoy people watching.

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