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This town square, with tree-lined streets and old colonial buildings, is a popular gathering place for locals and tourists.
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Plaza Mayor | City Center, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 30 July 2019

Sit or wander in this shaded Central Park, admire the pretty fountain & watch the world go by. Maybe even buy a souvenir or two.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank katherine153
Reviewed 19 July 2019

This is the place where the locals meet and spend time, you will see vendors, indigenous people, couples... just really cute.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Adriana A
Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

Antigua is one of the best preserved cities in the world, visiting the Central Park is a must. With the mermaid fountain, its stone streets, the cathedral. You can find a plaque in the actual policy office in front of the park, commemorating when Antigua...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 745susyp
Reviewed 5 July 2019

Both geographically and culturally -- people gather there and it is a hubbub of activity. The fountain in the center is interesting -- mermaids shooting water out of their breasts. It's a great location for people watching. Also a great spot for vendors to try...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 July 2019 via mobile

I felt abused by the constant haukers and students wanting to practice their English. Beautiful square but not at relaxing.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 30 June 2019

The park is a good place to sit and watch the world go by. People selling things are very friendly and will leave you alone once they realise you are not buying. The real problem are the pigeons. This has only happened recently, but visitors...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Gerard M
Reviewed 30 June 2019

Only go first thing in the morning unless you want to be bombarded by street peddlers who are everywhere.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank William H
Reviewed 26 June 2019 via mobile

Definitely a tourist trap that can be avoided unless you are looking for Indian trinkets or fabrics. Full of hippies, Indians, beggars, con artists and a few legitimate folks trying to scrape a living off of the tourists. It is pretty central to everything in...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank stacman7
Reviewed 13 June 2019

The park itself is nice. It seems well maintained and nice place to pass some time watching people. Alas, if you look remotely like a tourist, you'll want to steer clear of spending any time here. The street vendors, who apparently shouldn't even be there,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ARTX2
Reviewed 13 June 2019

In Plaza Central Park (Parque Central de Antigua) you will always find how to enertain yourself, just sitting in a bench and whatch all sorts of locals and tourists pass by is great. Around the Park you may find several expresso coffee stores so you...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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You'll find that most places in Central America will take U.S. currency but you will most likely get a better conversion rate if you have the countries local currency ( Guatemala Quetzal)
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