June 11th, 2018
Located at 45 minutes of Guatemala city we have Antigua Guatemala, the third capital city of Guatemala since the foundation in 1524, Antigua Guatemala was capital of central america since 1531 to 1773, in 1773 was moved the capital city to Guatemala city. Consider like World Wide Heritage by Unesco, Antigua Guatemala is famous because the street of cobblestone and constructions was not modifided since the 17 century means that the times stop here in that time. We always begin the tour in the 4th avenue east in the Jade House, here we have a excelent explain of what´s the jade is? where the jade is found? how many kinds of jade exist on the world, the tour is completly free, we walk a few steps and we are in the central park on front of us is the City Hall, to our right side the Catholic Cathedral in our back is the Palace of the general Capitans, in the middle we have a fountain the fountain, the Palace of Capitans and the city Hall was builded by the Architect Rodrigo de Porres, aside the palace of the capitans we find the seal of Charles the V King of Spain, we keep walking arround and we see the Café Condesa coffee shop one of the best coffee shops in Antigua Guatemala, here you can enjoy of the best coffees and best cakes in the town, this house is a Antigua Guatemala Style means always will have a square shape for make run the air from one side to the other side, we still walking in Antigua and we find the St Catherine´s Arch, is the most famous street in Antigua Guatemala, at the end of the Street of the Arch we have the Church of La Merced, in fact the mercedarian priests was the first ones in have a field for make the construction on the church in the year 1524, this church has a barroque style and also count with a convent, where you can see the fountain that was bringed from spain from seville and all the parts was joint here, we keep walking to the Museum of Spanish cooperation, aside has the decapited´s church, was name so because for the earthquake of 1773 all rocks felt and leave with out head to the saints, here you can see the first colors on a temple such as green got from plants ,and red that after that was exported by the spanish to europe, got from cochinilla seed. For lunch I recomend La Posada de Don Rodrigo with a amazing view to the gardens, and his famous typical dish, Plato Chapin, is beef, rice, guacamole salad, and tortillas, you can order too the black beans soup, and of dessert the famous Flan Antigueño, made with tipical candies of Guatemala a unforgettable experience, for finish the tour you can visit the market where you can find there craft, textils and also paints of Antigua Guatemala, Antigua Guatemala a unfforgettable experience.
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