Antigua Guatemala hits the charts as the best city for 2021!
Antigua enjoyed an award-winning year in 2021! Among some of the most outstanding awards, the city was listed in the prestigious Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards as the #1 City in Central & South America through their survey. Their best cities offer “an exhilarating blend of modern culture, cross-cultural cuisine, and adventures of their own.”
Also, the International Association of Destination Wedding Professionals (IADWP) awarded the Santa Clara Convent in Antigua Guatemala the “Best Wedding Venue” in 2021 within its World Destination Weddings and Romance Travel Awards. Indeed, this 18th century church & convent – renovated in its magnificent ruined form – is a favorite for weddings and events! Antigua has become THE wedding & event destination in Central America as it offers an extraordinary experience with its friendly local culture, cuisine and creativeness with exquisite colonial architecture & gardens.
For 2022, the city continues to develop community-oriented activities with an array of cultural activities – most of them free for visitors. Restoration work continues on some of the 30+ churches and convents that were abandoned when the capital moved in 1773 and, in 1944, became national properties. Highlights include the work at La Concepcion and San Agustin churches that you may view when you are here. The authentically friendly atmosphere includes lovely shops, restaurants and galleries to discover exquisite works by local artisans and entrepreneurs.
Antigua Tours offers a variety of local tours throughout Guatemala including our Classic Cultural Walking Tour of Antigua to explore a truly magical city.