Hundreds of holiday makers descend on Antigua for its well-known Semana Santa celebrations over Easter, however this colonial gem is price a go to at any time of 12 months

Cobblestone streets lined with brightly colored colonial buildings, a jacaranda-wreathed central plaza, 16th-century ruins and with volcanoes surrounding it … Few cities in Latin America can match Antigua Guatemala (normally known as simply Antigua) for postcard prettiness. However this Unesco-listed metropolis is about far more than surface-level appeal and Instagram alternatives.

Based in 1543 because the seat of Spanish energy within the area, it served as its cultural, spiritual and financial centre for greater than 200 years. The town was largely destroyed by earthquakes within the 17th century however most of the colonial buildings have been rebuilt and have since been renovated. The remnants of others dot parks and gardens throughout town.