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La Merced Church (Iglesia de la Merced)
La Merced Church (Iglesia de la Merced)

La Merced Church (Iglesia de la Merced) Tours and Activities

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Canary yellow with white trim, the baroque La Merced Church (Iglesia de la Merced) is one of Antigua’s few colonial churches to survive earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Inside its thick walls are notable artworks such as a sculpture of Jesus carrying a golden cross, which is paraded through the streets on Palm Sunday and Good Friday.

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1a Calle Poniente and 6a Avenida Norte, Antigua, Guatemala
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Private Antigua Walking Tour

Private Antigua Walking Tour

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Step onto the cobblestone-clad streets of colonial Antigua for this flexible-length walking tour. Stroll the streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site as you visit top landmarks like the ‘Ayuntamiento’ (City Hall Palace), Palace of the Captain’s General, the main cathedral, and Santo Domingo, a well-known hotel and cultural center. A final stop at a local jade factory provides additional insight into Guatemala’s Mayan culture.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00

Half Day Experience in Antigua Guatemala - Collective tour

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Half Day Experience in Antigua Guatemala - Collective tour

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No trip to Guatemala is complete without visiting Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed city widely considered Guatemala’s crown jewel. This half-day sightseeing tour from Guatemala City makes it possible to visit on even the shortest of time frames—squeeze it into a long layover or make the most of a quick trip without skimping on any of the sights.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.99
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Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City

Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City

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Take a tour from Guatemala City that showcases the mix of Spanish and Mayan traditions that have influenced this incredible nation. Journey into the Iximche ruins—one of Guatemala’s most famous archeological sites—and then make your way to the iconic Spanish colonial town of Antigua. Follow your expert guide to all of the local sites, including churches, plazas and shops—before making your way back to Guatemala City after this exciting day trip.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.99
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$80.99
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Antigua Guatemala & Guatemala City Tour

Antigua Guatemala & Guatemala City Tour

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Explore the old and new capitals of Guatemala on this full-day sightseeing adventure that combines both vehicle and walking tours of Guatemala City and Antigua. You’ll see major highlights like the Civic Center, Metropolitan Cathedral and the Central Market in Guatemala City, before heading to the World-Heritage listed city of Antigua. Wander the historic streets of this picturesque colonial town and stop at La Merced Church, Central Park and other highlights before enjoying a traditional lunch.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City

Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City

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Unlock the beauty and history of one of the oldest cities in the Americas during this Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City. Your full-day excursion includes stops at some of the colonial town’s top attractions, including the Museo del Jade, La Merced Church, and even a picturesque coffee plantation that’s still in operation. Take in epic views of the cityscape from Cerro de la Cruz and learn about the former capital’s colorful past while you listen to your friendly local guide as they lead you through the cobbled streets.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.35
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8-Day Best of Guatemala Tour: Antigua, Pacaya Volcano, Lake Atitlan and Tikal Ruins

8-Day Best of Guatemala Tour: Antigua, Pacaya Volcano, Lake Atitlan and Tikal Ruins

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Experience Guatemala’s top attractions, marveling at its stunning natural beauty and exploring its fascinating ancient history, on this 8-day tour. Discover the colonial architecture of charming Antigua before chilling out along the stunning shores of Lake Atitlán and its idyllic villages. Then dive into ancient Mayan history at the ruins of Tikal and Yaxha before capping the trip off with a hike to the summit of the country’s Pacaya Volcano. This all-inclusive tour also includes 7 nights of accommodation, transport between all sites by private vehicle, entrance fees and meals as per the itinerary.
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  • 8 days
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$1,397.44
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Experience Antigua Walking Tour

Experience Antigua Walking Tour

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Visit several Antigua highlights in one convenient walking tour, ideal for first-time visitors or those with limited time in the region. There’s no need to worry about getting lost or overlooking lesser-known spots, as your guide will escort you from point to point, providing context for each attraction along the way.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.65
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$25.65

Antigua Guatemala , Full-Day Tour from Guatemala City - Collective

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Antigua Guatemala , Full-Day Tour from Guatemala City - Collective

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Antigua Guatemala is a city that once was the Capital of the Whole Central America. In this tour you'll travel back in time to the XV through XVII century, with its cobblestone streets, catholic churches and convents, unique monuments and gastronomy. Today we enjoy all that heritage, join us.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.00
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$90.00
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Antigua City Sightseeing Tour

Antigua City Sightseeing Tour

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Explore the UNESCO-listed colonial capital of Antigua, one of Guatemala’s most enchanting cities, on this full-day sightseeing tour – ideal for first-time visitors. Learn how Antigua is one of the oldest cities of the Americas as you follow your guide to landmarks like the San Francisco Church, the arch of Santa Catalina, Casa Santo Domingo and Plaza Central. After a typical Guatemalan lunch (own expense), admire the priceless gems on display at the Museo del Jade (Jade Museum), then visit a local coffee plantation to learn more about Guatemala’s most famous export.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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$69.00
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Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour

Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour

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Explore the fascinating Spanish and Mayan history of Guatemala on this family-friendly 8-hour tour to Iximché and colonial Antigua. Wander the atmospheric archaeological site of Iximché to discover the history of the Mayans. Then head to Antigua, former colonial capital, where you’ll visit the San Francisco Church, Calle del Arco, La Merced Church and the central plaza. Your excursion also includes round-trip transportation from your hotel, a guide and all entrance fees.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.99
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UNESCO JEWELS: Antigua Half Day Tour from Guatemala City

UNESCO JEWELS: Antigua Half Day Tour from Guatemala City

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Experience the Spanish-colonial charm of Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage site, during this 5-hour morning tour from Guatemala City. This atmospheric city was the country’s capital for more than 200 years, creating a wealth of historic architecture and gorgeous scenery for you to discover during your walking tour. Tread on Antigua’s cobblestone streets as you explore sites like the Cathedral of Santiago, Central Park and Palace of the Captain Generals. Your Antigua visit also includes a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 5 hours
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$38.00
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$38.00
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Antigua Walking Tour

Antigua Walking Tour

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Get a glimpse of Guatemala’s colonial past with this walking tour of Antigua. This former capital is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, beloved for its cobblestone streets and majestic church ruins. Meet your guide in the Central Plaza and visit sites like a jade factory, City Hall Palace, and Santo Domingo, an elegant hotel and cultural center. As you walk, your guide will share information on Antigua’s history and architecture.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.00
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$20.00

Historical and Cultural Walking Tour of Antigua Guatemala

Historical and Cultural Walking Tour of Antigua Guatemala

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Get a short introduction to the Spanish-colonial charm of Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage site, during this 3-hour morning tour from Guatemala City. This atmospheric city was the country’s capital for more than 200 years, creating a wealth of historic architecture and gorgeous scenery for you to discover during your walking tour. Tread on Antigua’s cobblestone streets as you explore sites like the Cathedral of Santiago, Central Park and the city's iconic Arch of Santa Catalina. Your Antigua visit includes a guide and round-trip hotel transport (except during Holy Week in April).
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.99
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Antigua on your own from Puerto Quetzal

Antigua on your own from Puerto Quetzal

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Experience the history and natural surroundings of Antigua on a private tour from Puerto Quetzal.  Upon arrival, your chauffeur is waiting to whisk you away in private transportation. The drive is part of the adventure, as you take in the mountainous landscapes. Explore the UNESCO listed city center independently or hire a private guide to dig deeper into the city’s history. Return to the cruise terminal with time to spare.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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$69.00

Private Walking tour of Antigua Guatemala

Private Walking tour of Antigua Guatemala

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Get a more intimate glimpse into the colonial richness of Antigua’s culture on a private walking tour that offers a great introduction for first-time visitors. You’ll visit a diverse mix of cobblestone streets, colonial churches, vibrant markets and volcanic backdrops on this tour, which you can customize to cover the things that interest you the most. Plus, the short duration of this tour makes it ideal if you’re short on time.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$30.00
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Colonial Antigua Afternoon Walking Tour

Colonial Antigua Afternoon Walking Tour

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Get acquainted with the colonial treasures of Antigua, Guatemala, on a 3-hour afternoon walking tour. Replete with charming churches and brightly colored buildings, the UNESCO-listed city of Antigua is ideal to explore by foot. Alongside your guide, you’ll stroll past landmarks such as La Merced Cathedral and the Cathedral of San Francisco while listening to history-rich commentary. See, too, the recognizable yellow Santa Catalina Arch, backed by the mighty Agua volcano, and Palacio del Ayuntamiento. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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$25.00

Full-Day Tour of Antigua Guatemala

Full-Day Tour of Antigua Guatemala

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Explore the beautiful Spanish-colonial architecture and beautiful setting of Antigua during this 8-hour day trip. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed city offers a wealth of historic monasteries, churches and monuments to explore, all set among a landscape of towering volcanoes and cobblestone streets. During your trip you’ll visit a number of town’s most important buildings, check out some of the surrounding villages and have time to shop for souvenirs inspired by the ancient Maya. Your Antigua day trip also includes a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 8 hours
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$89.75
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Private Tour: Antigua Guatemala & Guatemala City Tour from Antigua Guatemala

Private Tour: Antigua Guatemala & Guatemala City Tour from Antigua Guatemala

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Enjoy of two magical cities with the charm of the Colonial Antigua and the Modern Guatemala City, learn about the history of both cities.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.21
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$120.21
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Guatemala City & Antigua Guatemala Private Tour

Guatemala City & Antigua Guatemala Private Tour

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Discover Guatemala’s two major cities in just one day on a private tour that covers both Antigua and Guatemala City. This tour is ideal if you want to break up your journey from Antigua back to Guatemala City, particularly if you’re flying back from La Aurora International Airport. Plus, you private guide will ensure that you receive undivided attention and enjoy the flexibility to personalize your itinerary and take comfort break on your schedule.
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  • 8 hours
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$136.04
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Glimpse Of Guatemala

Glimpse Of Guatemala

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This tour is unique because you have the opportunity to wake up in Chichicastenango and see some of the Mayan rites inside the Catholic Church.
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  • 2 days
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$257.65
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Colonial Antigua Guatemala tour & Hot Springs from Antigua Guatemala

Colonial Antigua Guatemala tour & Hot Springs from Antigua Guatemala

Explore the fascinating city of La Antigua, a UNESCO World Hertiageand, to learn about it´s history during colonial times, and about the customs, traditions, oral traditions and more. Our expert guide will share with you a lot of knowledge of this fabulous city, once considered the third most important Spanish colony in the Americas, then transfer to Kawilal Hot Springs to feel relaxed in the afternoon and enjoy at hot springs.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

Visit an Avocado Plantation + The Highlights of Antigua - Private Tour

Visit an Avocado Plantation + The Highlights of Antigua - Private Tour

This is an out-of-the-box tour to get to know Antigua Guatemala and its lands full of avocado. After we finish wandering around the Colonial city of Antigua, we'll take you to a natural space in the hills where you can get familiar with the avocado production, canopy lines, Guatemalan homemade restaurant, and much more. Its facilities are ecological, with suspension bridges and wonderful views. It is certainly ideal to visit with family, friends or couple.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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$125.00
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Private Tour: Antigua Guatemala & Guatemala City Tour

Private Tour: Antigua Guatemala & Guatemala City Tour

We will enjoy of two magical cities with the charm of the Colonial Antigua and the Modern Guatemala City, learn about the history of both cities with a private guide and transportation!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.21
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$120.21
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Antigua Guatemala Stopover Tour

Antigua Guatemala Stopover Tour

Don’t spend your lengthy layover stuck in the Guatemala City Airport food court. Instead, get a taste of local history and culture on a 4-hour small-group tour to Antigua. Comfortable and secure transportation takes you from the airport to the UNESCO listed city. Enjoy live commentary, as your guide leads you to the Arch of Santa Catalina, Central Park, Church of La Merced, and La Union Tank.
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  • 4 hours
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$75.00
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Currently, an entrance ticket to La Merced Church (Iglesia de la Merced) costs USD 19.99. Guided La Merced Church (Iglesia de la Merced) tours start around USD 19.99 per person.
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