With colonial buildings, powerful volcanoes, and vibrant culture, Antigua, Guatemala is brimming with beauty and charm. Here are some of the best things to do in Antigua, Guatemala!

Santa Catarina Arch

The most recognizable landmark in Antigua, the Santa Catarina Arch was built in the 17th century as a means for nuns to travel between the buildings on either side.


The city's location means that it is prone to earthquakes, and it has been destroyed and rebuilt over the years. The ruins around the city are fascinating to explore.


The city's Central Market is a hub of local daily life and the Artisan Market across the street is the best place to shop for some handicrafts and souvenirs.

Volcano Treks

Antigua is surrounded by several volcanoes. Doing a volcano trek - either Acatenango or Pacayo - is one of the best things to do in Antigua, Guatemala.

Cerro de la Cruz

A short hike will get you to the city's best viewpoint, with a view of its colonial buildings and the majestic Volcan Agua. 


A day trip (or half day trip) to the Hobbit inspired theme park is one of the must do things to do in Antigua, Guatemala.


There are several rooftop restaurants and bars in Antigua, all with stunning views of the city and surrounding volcanoes.