Antigua Guatemala

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; (south), or "nte" (''norte'', north); then the street address number. For instance: * "5a av. nte #5" is address #5 on 5th Avenue North. The small number shows it is just a little north of the north-south divider, 5a calle. * "3a calle ote #28" is address #28 on 3rd Street East. The relatively large number shows it is some ways east of the east-west divider, 4a Avenida. It's helpful to memorise that the north and south sides of Parque Central are 4a and 5a calles, and the west and east sides are 5a and 4a avenidas respectively. Parque Central is the reference point for east, west, north, and south in street addresses. "5a av. nte #5" is north of Parque Central. "5a ave sur #5" is south of Parque Central. Essentially, if you understand which way is north of Parque Central, you can find anything in the city.


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for quality and comfort before you purchase shoes. Small hard to find sizes are easily encountered due to the small size of the people. * Inexpensive tropical fruit also found in the mercado. Vine ripened fruits, papayas, plums, mangoes, cherries, strawberries, melons and other delicious unusual tropical fruits are available in abundance with seasons varying. The red curly haired "lychas" have a pleasant sweet taste like the lychees found in cans in the US. Fruit is safe to eat if washed


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to as just '''Antigua''' or '''la Antigua''') is a city in the central highlands (Guatemalan Highlands) of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish (Spain) Baroque influenced architecture as well as a number of spectacular ruins of colonial (Spanish colony) church (Church (building))es. It served as the capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Antigua Guatemala serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding

municipality of the same name. It also serves as the departmental capital of Sacatepéquez Department. Population thumb left Homestead in ruins of a colonial Spanish building; Volcanes de Fuego (erupting on left) and Acatenango visible in distance (Image:FuegoAntigua.jpg) The city had a peak population of some 60,000 in the 1770s; the bulk of the population moved away in the late 18th century. Despite significant population growth in the late 20th century, the city had only reached half

of Zebedee Saint James of the Knights of Guatemala). Naturally, St. James became the patron saint of the city. thumb upright Façade of the former El Carmen church (File:antigua guatemala ruins 2009.JPG) After several Kaqchikel (Kaqchikel people) uprisings, the capital was moved to a more suitable site in the Valley of Almolonga (place of water) on November 22, 1527, and kept its original name. This new city was located on the site of present-day San Miguel Escobar, Lutz


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culture by staying with a local family here. Arrangements for family stay can be made through a local school, or through local charity that you might volunteer for. Cost of local stay to include room and board ranges from USD65 a week with shared facility to as high as USD150 a week for private shower bathroom. To really get into a glimpse of life in Guatemala, one can sponsor a child through a local charity, like Common Hope, or Mayan


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price content Tourist-friendly and wholesome breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. An early-bird breakfast special of tomatoes, beans, eggs, rice, and tea or coffee is easy on the wallet. Sandwiches and dinner entrees are inexpensive too, and salads and big desserts are also on offer. Use purified water for all drinks, ice, and preparation. They have a rich schedule of live music, poetry readings, and interesting lectures about Guatemala. Includes Internet access in its cornucopia of tourist-friendly offerings. If you spend more than GTQ20 in the bookstore, you get 25 minutes of Internet time as a bonus. *


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for its well-preserved Spanish Mudéjar-influenced Baroque architecture as well as a number of spectacular ruins of colonial churches dating from the 16th century. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Production notes The opening earthquake scenes were filmed in Antigua (Antigua Guatemala) and Guatemala City, Guatemala. Geography Alotenango is located in the valley of the same name. The valley is bounded by Chimaltenango to the north and to the west and south by the Escuintla Department.


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checkout price USD6-32 content Dorms and private rooms available, some with shared bath, others with private bath. The owners are very friendly and helpful, willing to book you onto tours and or shuttles. Kitchen available. External guests welcome up to a certain time. Hot water. Terrace bar open when there is the demand. Spanish, English, and Dutch spoken. *


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: www.blackcatantigua.com email info@blackcatantigua.com address 6a Av Norte, 1a lat long directions phone +502 7832 1229 tollfree fax hours price Dorms GTQ65, doubles GTQ160 checkin checkout content Largest, and arguably most fun and funky, hostel in Antigua. Price includes breakfast (anything on the desayuno menu). Full bar and restaurant. Free Internet, including Wi-Fi. There is a movie room of over 350 movies DVDs for free. Double rooms must be booked on-site

. Book ahead as it is popular. *

Antigua Guatemala

'''Antigua Guatemala''' ( ) (commonly referred to as just '''Antigua''' or '''la Antigua''') is a city in the central highlands (Guatemalan Highlands) of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish (Spain) Baroque influenced architecture as well as a number of spectacular ruins of colonial (Spanish colony) church (Church (building))es. It served as the capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Antigua Guatemala serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of the same name. It also serves as the departmental capital of Sacatepéquez Department.

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