Churches in Antigua Guatemala
Antigua Guatemala is like traveling to the past. The buildings in the city have more than 500 years. You´ll notice their perfect decoration, a reflection of European style from the colonial times. While you walk, you can notice religious buildings between short distances from one another.
Many of these buildings had been damaged because of the seismic activity of the region. However, you can still visit them and appreciate their design. There are chapels, churches, oratorios and a cathedral. All of them were created for different purposes.
The chapels were built for special meetings among members of an order o congregation, not for public access. The oratorios were used to have a special place to pray. And the Cathedral is the main church that brings together administrative functions for the churches in Antigua Guatemala.
Some of the well-knowl religious buildings in Antigua you should visit and explore are: Sant Francisco convent and church, nuestra señora de Belén convent, church and convent of La companía de Jesus, etc.
Handicrafts in Antigua Guatemala
While you walk through the city of Antigua Guatemala, you´ll notice a variety of typical handicrafts made by local people. You can find objects made with jade, clay, wood, silver, gold, rocks and colorful fabric.
There are some specialized stores, informal markets and street sellers that sell these handicrafts at different prices, so you can choose what it´s better for you.
Some of the most common objects that represent Antigua, are the ones made with clay. There are decorative tiles, dishes, owls, fruits and vegetables, money boxes, butterflies and birds made with this material. The techniques used to make these handicrafts are from the XVI century.
During your next trip to our hotel enjoy the beauty of handicrafts made in Antigua!
Traditional candies in Antigua Guatemala
Antigua Guatemala is famous for the traditional candies made in the city. These delicious sweets offer a different flavor for each season of the year. The taste, color and texture of each candy it’s a delightful experience for any tourist. They are the result of a mixture of native preference with the Spanish one.
While you walk through the city, you´ll find different stores specialized in traditional candies. The most famous candies are the cocadas, sweet potatoes, marzipan, coconut candy, and others. Each kind of sweet is different and unique. They are famous because their delicious flavor and history. Over time, the recipes were passed around. The traditional candy is made from sugar, fruit, milk and honey. Specialists believe these candies reflect the heritage of the Region from the XVI century.
During your next trip to Antigua Guatemala remember to taste any of this traditional candy!