Antigua´s architecture was originally inspired from the architecture in Seville, Spain. In this type of architecture, fountains are a key component. While you visit the Central Park of Antigua Guatemala, you´ll notice a fountain with beautiful mermaids. This fountain was inspired by Neptune Fountain located in Bologna, Italy and was built by Diego de Porres in 1738.
According to historical documents, Diego de Porres was inspired by Italian Renaissance books brought from Italy. He was particularly inspired by the Neptune Fountain built by Giovanni Bologna.
The original heads of the mermaids were destroyed over the centuries and the torsos ended up in the rubble of the Archbishop’s Palace. Discovered around 1944, they were used by Roberto González Goyri in his recreation of the fountain designing new heads.
Are you planning your vacations in Antigua Guatemala and you want to know how the climate is?
Temperatures do not vary much during the day and tend to stay in the 22-25C range. Around 6pm the sun begins to set and temperatures drop about 5 degrees. A light sweater will be sufficient to fend off the chill of the night.
The Rainy season occurs from May to middle October. You can expect to experience rainfalls starting in the late afternoon to early evening lasting a couple hours. Many people believe the rainy season can be the ideal time to travel in Guatemala as the whole countryside turns a lush green color.
Enjoy the climate in Antigua Guatemala during your vacations!
When you visit Guatemala, one of the places you have to visit is Antigua Guatemala. This beautiful place is near to Guatemala City, this makes it an ideal place to start and finish your travels. Within three hours of surrounding attractions such as Lake Atitlan, Monterrico, Chichicastenango, as well as several hikeable volcanoes, Antigua is an ideal epicenter from which to base your travels.
Many tourists choose Antigua to learn about history. This city will carry you back in time with its cobblestone streets, colonial homes, and breathtaking ruins. It is a perfect experience to learn about the conquest and colonial style.
When you finish your travel, remember to visit Hotel Palacio de Doña Leonor an it´s restaurant. You can rest and enjoy the comfortable environment while you taste the flavor of delicious gourmet food.