Antigua Guatemala is known for its preserved Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture as well as a number of ruins of colonial churches. It served as the capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
I have to say that the best seasoned meat (from a restaurant) that I have ever tasted has being here. Barbecue ribs with coconut and pineapple was awsome!
CATEDRAL DE SANTIAGO
Facing Parque Central is this Roman Catholic church, with roots that stretch all the way back to 1541.
In the late 16th century, an earthquake rocked the ground beneath this baroque head-turner, causing cracks and other damage. Having undergone restoration, only its two main towers remain intact from the original building.
IGLESIA LA MERCED
Dating from the late 18th century and with fine baroque flourishes, Iglesia de La Merced is one of the best-preserved churches in Antigua.
CONVENTO DE LAS CAPUCHINAS
The convent was built in 1725, and was the last to be constructed in the city. Because of its amazing architecture, it’s actually considered the first apartment complex in the Americas.
Like most edifices in Antigua, the Convento was severely damaged by the 1773 earthquake that rocked the city, after which it was left abandoned for nearly two centuries.
MONASTERIO Y TEMPLO DE LA RECOLECCIÓN
is a former church and monastery of the Order of the Recollects (Ordo Fratrum Minorum Recollectorum)
Antigua is the heaven of tourism. Colonial pebble streets, cute restaurants, and handcraft shops