Antigua Guatemala Tourism, Guatemala

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Antigua Guatemala (Spanish pronunciation: [anˈtiɣwa ɣwateˈmala]) (commonly referred to as just Antigua or la Antigua) is a city in the central highlands of Guatemala at an altitude of 1470 meters, famous for its well-preserved Spanish Baroque architecture of Sevillan style roots, as well as a number of ruins of colonial churches. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. During colonial times it was known as "Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala" and was the capital of the Captaincy General of Guatemala, between 1541 and 1776, when the capital was moved to the newly established city Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción (Guatemala city) after the earthquakes of Santa Marta ruin the city for the third time in the same century and civilian authorities will use that as an excuse to weaken ecclesiastical authorities -following the recommendations of the Bourbon Reforms undertaken by the Spanish crown in the second half of 18th century- forcing the regular orders to move from its majestic monasteries to fragile temporary structures in the new city. Antigua Guatemala serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of the same name. It also serves as the departmental capital of Sacatepéquez Department.


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Facts and Stats for Antigua Guatemala*

  • Pollution Statistics in Antigua Guatemala

    Know the pollution level of Antigua Guatemala before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Antigua Guatemala: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Antigua Guatemala for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Antigua Guatemala.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 87.5 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 60.71 (High)
    • Attacks 39.29 (Low)
    • Drug offense 34.38 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 34.38 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 62.5 (High)
  • Living in Antigua Guatemala - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 49.85 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 99.95 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 56.9 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 93.06 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Antigua Guatemala

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Antigua Guatemala

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.07 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 20.23 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 89.69 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 26.98 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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