Antigua Guatemala is located in the southern part of the Republic of Guatemala and is considered the main tourist destination. The city was once called Santiago De Los Caballeros. It was one of the largest in the Spanish colonial empire of Central America — the capital of the Captaincy General of Guatemala. Geographical location at an altitude of more than 1.5 km above sea level, surrounded by several volcanoes, played a fatal role in the destiny of the city. Mudflows destroyed it during the eruption of Agua Volcano in 1542, and it was moved to the place where Antigua Guatemala is located today. An earthquake in 1773 almost destroyed the city, and it was necessary to build another capital, New Guatemala, 24 km away. In Antigua Guatemala, you can see restored monuments of architecture of the Spanish colonial period, including the Cathedral of San Francisco of 1579 — one of the oldest in the city. You should visit the central plaza of Central Park and attend some museums. This city was one of the first in Latin America to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Before the trip, you should calculate the approximate budget that you will require for the travel: