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History of Antigua Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala is a magnificent city with more than 500 years of history. Despite time, the city is still alive and full of glory. It´s paving streets and colonial walls host legends and history of important characters that had great impact on Guatemala´s destiny.

The city was established on 1524 by the Captain Don Pedro de Alvarado and named “Ciudad de Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala”. The location was chosen cause it´s ideal weather, plenty water and fertile soil. The architecture was composed by monasteries, churches, fonts and government buildings. It was the attraction for great artists, painters and sculptors.

When the city was completely established, Don Pedro de Alvarado went to a trip to Mexico, dying the 4th of July of 1541, leaving his wife widow: Doña Beatriz de la Cueva.

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When to visit Antigua Guatemala

The most exciting time to visit Antigua Guatemala but also the most crowded and busy, is the wonderful celebration of Easter. During this special time of year, hotels are booked weeks in advance. If Easter is included in your travel plans, be sure to specify reservations before heading to Antigua to enjoy the different events.

The low season is during May, June, September and October. During this time, Antigua is very quiet during the week and weekends filled with Guatemalan start arriving in the capital.

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This week’s special

The special this week contains scallops. This food belongs to the group of fish and dairy products. Scallops are rich in iodine and contain other nutrients such as iron, calcium, potassium and vitamins A and B. The abundance of iodine that can be found in this food is good for our metabolism, regulating our energy level and the proper functioning of cells. In addition, the iodine scallops, helps controlling our cholesterol. As a food rich in iodine, also helps processing carbohydrates, strengthen hair, skin and nails.

This special is available until June 28. It contains Roasted scallops with garlic butter and is accompanied by carrots, dried tomato and grilled rice. Receive a glass of wine, Santa Rita, Merlot Chardonnay White 120 or 120 with each special in our Restaurant at Antigua Guatemala.

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