Antigua, Guatemala famous landmark: Central Park (Parque Central)

Day 3, Central America trip, Dec 2012
Antigua city, Guatemala Day 3

Would you believe me if I told you the picturesque photos below was taken at some part of Central Park in New York city, San Francisco in the USA or some sophisticated country in the European common?  Surprisingly, this is Central Park of Antigua, Guatemala.

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The park features a lovely water fountain as the centerpiece called La Fuente de las Sirenas (fountain of the Sirens) built in 1739 by Diego de Porres and surrounded by festive yet lush green gardens and well manicure landscape.

View of the Cathedral from the water fountain

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The Palace of the Captain Generals

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Ideal place for strolling or gathering with family and friends

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Since Antigua sits in a Highland valley (1,500 meters) overlooked by the spectacular Agua Volcano, the sight of mountains will be prominent and visible throughout the landscape of the valley. If it looks smokey, it may came from either active, erupting volcanoes of Acatenango or Fuego.DSCN3879 - Copy

Central Park
4 Avenida Norte,
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala


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