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The gastronomy of La Antigua Guatemala has a variety of traditional dishes since it was the city where the Spanish and indigenous culture merged.

Different dishes are offered depending on the region and most of them have touches of Mayan cuisine based on chilies, beans and corn.

The first culinary art creations to become part of the country’s cultural heritage are the Jocón, Pepián, Kaq’ik and and the Plátanos en Mole.

Nowadays, La Antigua Guatemala is a gastronomic center.

 


Among the countries tourist attractions is the small city of La Antigua Guatemala, a World Heritage Site for its immense historical and cultural value.

This beautiful and magical colonial city holds almost 500 years of history. It has a privileged climate and exceptional views of three volcanoes that are part of the natural treasures that surround it.

After several earthquakes it has remained lost in time and is admired for its cobblestone streets, colonial houses, monuments, legends and traditions.

Some outstanding examples of its architecture are the Central Park, the Captain General Palace, City Hall, Cerro de la Cruz, the Arch of Santa Catalina Arch, important churches and convents.


Guatemala is a multicultural country that preserves traditions and customs inherited from the mixture of colonial and pre-Hispanic times.

The marimba is the traditional music and has origins in the ancient Mayan culture.

 It is recognized worldwide for its majestic landscapes, beautiful archaeological and colonial sites.

La Antigua is located 25 kms west of the capital, a beautiful and magical colonial city with almost 500 years of history.

It is rich in handicrafts such as typical weavings, ceramics, silver and gold products, pottery, typical sweets and gastronomy.

It is characterized by its religious celebrations such as Holy Week, Corpus Christi, Easter and by its patron saint festivity on July 25th in which the Apostle Santiago is commemorated.

Holy Week is one of the most recognized traditions and an important tourist attraction for its processions, sawdust and flower carpets decorating the streets, altar creations inside the churches and food preparations.

LA AURORA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Depending on the day, time and amount of traffic, by car, the route can vary between 50 minutes and 1 hour and a half.

Distance:  39.6 Km / 24 millas