Antigua Guatemala was founded by the Spanish in 1543 and built at 1500 meters above sea level. It is also called Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala. The city was largely destroyed for a major earthquake in 1773. After the earthquake, the Spanish government chose to change the location of the capital of Guatemala about 40 km.
Antigua Guatemala has managed to retain its colonial architecture and ruins protected by the UNESCO World Heritage since 1979. In Antigua, you will discover the wealth of pleasant and picturesque town with its streets miss.
Antigua Guatemala is one of the most popular tourist cities.
The ruins of Antigua Guatemala are fully preserved and discover churches, ruins and unique gardens. The entrance to each of these places is usually paid for little money to enable Antigua preserve the colonial architecture and flower beds.
Cerro de la Cruz
The Cerro de la Cruz offer an amazing view of the city of Antigua. It is very easy to walk. You will discover a panoramic scene of Antigua Guatemala and Agua volcano.