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Exploring the fascinating city of La Antigua and learn about it´s history during colonial times. Our expert guide will share with you the many wonders of this city and the magic of the flavors and textures of the Guatemalan Gastronomy.

Description:

You will be pick up at your hotel In Antigua and will meet our guide specialized in gastronomy and will start at the central park with an introduction to the Guatemalan Gastronomy History. The Central Park is located at the heart of the city, surrounded by the traditional grid pattern frequently utilized in Spanish urban planning in the colonies. The park is surrounded by the Palace of the Generals Captain, City Hall, the church of San José (formerly the Cathedral of Guatemala), the Archbishop’s Palace and the Portal of Commerce. Here, visitors will also find the Mermaid´s Fountain. The Count of Gomera (Gomera is the word for a rubber plantation) built the fountain in remembrance of a popular legend, which tells the story of a King whose daughters gave birth but did not want to nurse their children.  Will learn about this famous story as you immerse yourself in the colonial history of the city. 

We are going to walk to the Antigua Guatemala Market (we will learn about the history of the grains, vegetables and fruits) During our walking we will admire the architecture of the colonial City of Antigua.

The main foods that were in Mesoamerica before the Conquest were corn, beans, squash, cacao and chili and to remember a bit our past we will have the opportunity to be in touch with local people and will learn how to make tortillas that is made of corn, at the end of our visit in the market we will visit the Capuchinas convent where we can see vestiges of ancient cuisine and where many of the native recipes of Guatemala originated

Continuing our experience we will taste local dishes and we will know about its history, we will have the opportunity to meet the most important dishes for the Guatemala Gastronomy, These creations of culinary art were born during the sixteenth century and represent the fusion of pre-Columbian cuisine with ingredients of Hispanic Arabic origin. Most of the dishes are made with vegetables, meats and spices. Also we will have the opportunity to taste an icon dish of Antigua Guatemala, well known for its peculiar flavor and ingredients that make it up.

We are going to visit an emblematic restaurant of Antigua Guatemala well known for its variety of local dishes, we will know what kitchens were like in ancient times and we will taste a delicious Guatemalan desserts made with local ingredients, Then continuing our experience we will visit a Guatemalan typical candy shop where we will learn about the elaboration process and history also will appreciate the handmade candies and made of local ingredients and fruits, on our walking we will appreciate the Santa Catalina Arch.
Then we are going to visit La Merced Church an amazing baroque church, this church is one of the most emblematic buildings of La Antigua Guatemala, since it has an admirable baroque style elaborated in stucco.
At the end of transfer back to your hotel.



Highlights:

    Location: Guatemala, Guatemala

    Duration: 3 hours

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      Departure Point:
      Most of the hotels in Antigua Guatemala

      Departure Time: 9 am

      Hotel Pickup Available: Yes

      Return Details:
      Returns to original departure point

    • Inclusions:
      • Driver/guide
      • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
      • Walking tour

    • Exclusions:
      • Food and drinks
      • Gratuities (recommended)

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Minimum of 2 passengers apply to run the tour.
      • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
      • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
      • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements


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