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23 Jan 2012

Daily Tours: Neighboring Towns of Antigua

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Let’s take a beautiful journey to discover the outskirts of Antigua and the different surrounding villages that hold rich history and traditions. This tour includes, first, a visit to San Felipe de Jesus. This colonial village includes has some pretty amazing picture-taking opportunities for traditional and modern Mayan culture and architecture.

Some highlights of San Felipe de Jesus are:

  • A religious figure of which the greatest generation in Guatemala has kept—El Señor Sepultado
  • Jocotenango and its renowned colorful church
  • Ciudad Vieja, where the city of Santiago de Guatemala was first officially founded

Weaving

Note: Depending on the time and interest shown, other villages such as Pastores, San Miguel Escobar (neighboring Ciudad Vieja), San Pedro Las Huertas and San Juan El Obispo can be included in the tour.

San Juan de Obispo church

San Juan de Obispo church