Antigua Guatemala is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular tourist destination in Guatemala. Known for its well-preserved Spanish colonial architecture, the city was the former capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala before it was destroyed by an earthquake in 1773.
The city is filled with vibrant cobblestone streets, picturesque plazas, and beautiful churches and monasteries. Visitors can explore the ruins of the old city, including the Cathedral of San José, the Iglesia de la Merced, and the Convento de las Capuchinas. The city also offers a number of museums, including the Casa K'ojom Museum, which showcases Maya culture and history.
Antigua Guatemala is also known for its rich cultural and traditional festivals such as the "Semana Santa" (Holy Week) and "Fiestas de Santiago" that take place during the summer months. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking the nearby volcano, "Agua" or enjoy the local markets filled with art, textiles and traditional food.
Antigua Guatemala is a great destination for those looking to experience the history and culture of Central America. With its well-preserved architecture, rich traditions, and scenic surroundings, it is a must-see destination for any traveler to Guatemala.