Although Semana Santa is when most visitors travel to Antigua, it’s not the only place to experience the Easter celebrations.
Holy Week can actually be a good time to visit Guatemala City, the historical center will be filled with beautiful and solemn religious processions and colorful sawdust carpets as well.
You can start taking this tour during The Easter season—known as Lent—begins on Ash Wednesday (February 26, 2020) with Decorated churches and special vigils or explore the City’s Holy Week starting April 5th.
All the religious floats during the holy week are a "not to miss" when you visit Guatemala. But there are 4 special processions you should keep in mind when booking your tour:
- Palm Sunday
- Good Friday
- Holy Saturday
- Easter Sunday
Please note: This tour includes hotel pick up and drop off service. Simply select your hotel from the list under the availability section and our driver will be on his way!
Your tour begins with a pick up from your hotel.
Simply select your hotel from the list under the availability section and our driver will be on his way!
The place to start a sightseeing tour through the historic center of Guatemala City must be the Constitution Square (officially: Plaza Mayor de la Constitución), which has also been called Central Park, since it is in the heart of Zone 1, the city downtown. In this area there are the most important government, financial and administrative buildings of the country.
It is an imposing twin towered structure. Built in the neoclassical style with completion in 1815. The cathedral has survived three major earthquakes: 1830, 1917, and 1976.
During Lent and Holy week the cathedral will be decorated with catholic fabrics and colorful vigils.
Built between 1939 and 1943 to be the National Palace or house of the government, was declared Historic, Cultural and Artistic Patrimony of Guatemala in November 1980 and it is now open to the public as a museum.
This is a Neoclassic church constructed on the 18th century. During holy week there´s a lot of vigils within the church. Its main procession or religious float goes out on "Passion Saturday" (4th of Apr) with the precious images of Nazarene Jesus and the Sorrow Virgin.
Santo Domingo is a Neoclasic church constructed during the 18th century. During holy week its most famous procession is the "Buried Lord" on Good Friday.
After the end of your tour, you will be dropped off back to your hotel.
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