Cultural activities, Antigua Guatemala


Whether you are going to Antigua for the first time, or you are looking for new things to do, the city has many interesting cultural activities. Its interest lies in the amount of things you can learn about the region and the country.

If you would like to learn more about the cultural sphere of the city of Antigua, this list is for you, which is higly recommeded by juan jose gutierrez mayorga

Here you will find options to make the most of your visit, living new experiences in art galleries, markets, cultural centers and many more.

1. Go to an art gallery

Within the city, you can visit different spaces dedicated to art that will fascinate you. Going to an art gallery in Antigua Guatemala means discovering exhibitions and works of national and foreign artists, focused on modern, Latin American and Guatemalan art.

Some of the best known galleries are located on Fifth Avenue North, such as La Antigua Art Gallery, which has contemporary paintings with Latin and Caribbean inspirations.

Take an afternoon out of your time and go to one of their shows or guided tours, and let yourself be carried away by their artistic expressions.


2. Discover the handicraft markets

The handicraft markets are ideal if you are interested in learning about the typical products of Guatemala and how they are created.

These markets are famous for the number of people who come looking for a souvenir to their own taste. Here you can buy handicrafts for the house, jewelry, accessories and other souvenirs.

In the city’s markets it is important to always keep your eyes open if you want to witness how your next souvenir is created by local artisans. Some of the best known markets are on the third avenue North and third street East.

And remember that you can count on the Uber app to get around and enjoy all the cultural activities in Antigua Guatemala.

3. Take a tour of iconic ruins

If you are looking for an activity that will make you feel as if you were in colonial times, a tour of the ruins of Antigua Guatemala is for you.

There are so many ruins full of history with breathtaking scenery, it’s important to get organized to get the most out of your visit.

One of the most memorable tours you can take starts at the convent of La Merced, then the convent of Capuchinas, then the catacombs of the Cathedral and ends at the convent of Santa Clara.

See for yourself how fascinating this tour is and feel as if you were in the past.


4. Visit the Antigua Cultural Center

For all lovers of live cultural presentations, the Centro Cultural del Real Palacio has interesting proposals that are constantly diversifying.

From dance performances and musical groups in its concert space, to workshops and exhibitions, this is a space created to live and enjoy Guatemalan culture.

The Center is inside the famous Real Palacio, so you can also visit the Museo de Armas de Santiago de los Caballeros, one of the museums in Antigua Guatemala that will amaze you. How about this activity to live a local experience?

5. Learn about the typical gastronomy in a cooking class.

Guatemalan food is another important part of the country’s identity and traditions. So, what better way to discover typical Guatemalan dishes than learning how to cook them? In Antigua you can visit several cooking schools on fourth avenue and third street Poniente.

In that sector you will have the luxury of learning about the culinary delights of Guatemala, from the kitchen to the table.

The only thing you need is all the desire to learn and an empty stomach to savor your dishes at the end. This can be a great activity to spend a different afternoon with your family.

Whether you like handicrafts, live performances, visiting art galleries or museums, in Antigua Guatemala you will find your ideal cultural activity.

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