To start the day I recommend you to have breakfast at Bella Vista Coffee, where you can find delicious breakfasts, 100% Guatemalan coffee and an incredible panoramic view of La Antigua. Perfect to start the day.
Also known as The Ancient Company of Jesus, it is now the Training Center of Spanish Cooperation, here you can find art exhibitions.
CHURCH AND CONVENT LA MERCED
This Church is one of the most emblematic of the city for its ultra-baroque Guatemalan design and its great amount of details in stucco. On one side of the entrance you can find the Convent a place you cannot miss to see.
SANTA CATALINA ARCH
The Santa Catalina Arch was created so that the nuns were not seen as they crossed to the other side of the convent and it was until 1890 that the turret was built to set the clock, certainly a place to visit.
LAS ANTORCHAS RESTAURANT
For lunch I recommend you to visit my friends from Las Antorchas, where you can enjoy Guatemalan food, but especially I recommend you to try the Giant beef skewer.
SANTA CLARA RUINS
To help you digest your meal you can visit Ruins of Santa Clara, a convent inaugurated in 1715, founded by six nuns who came from Mexico. Definitely one of the places to visit in La Antigua.
CATHEDRAL OF SAN JOSÉ
The Cathedral of San José was destroyed by the earthquakes of Santa Marta so when you go inside, it is much smaller than it seems. On one side you can enter to the ruins where you will be able to appreciate the real size of this Church.
Visiting the Central Park with a good coffee, sitting and watching time pass by is one of the oldest traditions, so definitely this is something you should do
For dinner I recommend you to visit my friends from Welten where you can enjoy a delicious meal in a unique environment in La Antigua. I recommend you asking for a table in the back if it’s possible.
REILLY¨S EN LA ESQUINA
If you still have energy and want a few beers with a good environment, I recommend you to visit this Pub where you can find a pool table, good music and the best atmosphere.