Most of activities within walking distance from Casa Encantada

Casa Encantada will be your base to explore the entire country

Our privileged location allows our guest to move within walking distance from parades to concerts and more.

  • coro femenino

    Female Voices Choir – August 11th

    WHEN: August 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

    WHERE: Escuela de Cristo, Calle de los Pasos

    COST: Free

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  • frisbee

    Ultimate Frisbee Antigua SUNDAYS

    WHERE: La Antigua, VerdEventos, Side field on 1a Av. Chajón, 1 block north of the market.

    COST: Q.20

    CONTACT: Greg Schwendinger Phone: 4787-3714

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  • microfono

    Noche de micrófono abierto

    Si cantas, bailas, compones, eres escritor, rapeas, haces stand up o ¡lo que se te ocurra! y quisieras participar, puedes hacerlo. Todas las artes se unen en esta noche de talentos. Para participar únicamente…
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  • Festival del Aguacate

    Este festival gastronómico reunirá, por tercer año consecutivo, a grandes chefs y profesionales para un evento lleno de sabores únicos. Se tendrán distintas actividades como: Conferencias Talleres…
    Learn more
    of
  • Pinceladas de Luz - Sergio Montúfar Godoñer

    Exposición permanente en CIRMA, 5a. calle oriente #5, de lunes a viernes de 9 a 17 horas. Sergio Montúfar Godoñer es un astrógrafo guatemalteco que se desempeña como oficial en la Factultad de Ciencias…
    Learn more
    of
  • Religious Artifacts Exhibit

    This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Hermandad de la Escuela de Cristo, its history, its heritage and more. Also workshops pertaining to the Lenten Season, including flower arrangements,…
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  • Happy Valentine's Day

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  • salsa

    Clases Gratis de Salsa

    En Las Palmas. 6a. Avenida Norte #14

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  • palmas

    LIVE MUSIC in ANTIGUA

    THURSDAYS LAS PALMAS - 6a Avenida Norte 14 8:30pm – Free Salsa Class, Salsa y algo mas with Grupo Los Friends
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  • dance

    TALK Mayan Dances by Nuevo Amanecer - August 28th

    This local charity is dedicated to help more than 30 indigenous children in San Andrés Itzapa. Their vision is to facilitate self-sufficiency for impoverished families that empower a change the quality…
    Learn more
    of
  • santo tomas

    Celebration of Santo Tomas, the Patron of Chichicastenango

    During the year, Chichicastenango is home to the most outstanding market in Latin America. Every Thursday and Sunday the Indians gather at the main plaza to sell their wares. But every December the celebrations…
    Learn more
    of
  • todos santos

    All Saints Day in Huehuetenango, and Santiago Sacatepequez

    On November 1st, we celebrate the Day of the Dead. It is a celebration in which cemeteries are visited and decorated in memory of loved ones. It is a union of ancient pagan beliefs and of the Catholic…
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    of
  • santiago

    Santiago Apóstol

    This is a celebration of the saint in whose name the city was founded on March 10, 1543. Unique events throughout Antigua include cultural and spiritual celebrations.

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  • cruz

    Cross Day Celebration, at Cerro de la Candelaria

    Witness the beautiful decorations in atrium crosses and churches on this important day and participate in this beautiful ceremony. It takes place on one of the most important hills of the colonial city.…
    Learn more
    of
  • alfombra

    Holy Week

    This is the most impressive time to visit the city and admire the Catholic fervor of the entire country, reflected in processions, vigils and carpets made of different materials, from sawdust and flowers…
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  • cruz

    Cross Day Celebration, at Cerro de la Candelaria

    02/05/2016
    Witness the beautiful decorations in atrium crosses and churches on this important day and participate…
  • santiago

    Santiago Apóstol

    24/07/2016
    This is a celebration of the saint in whose name the city was founded on March 10, 1543. Unique events…
  • todos santos

    All Saints Day in Huehuetenango, and Santiago Sacatepequez

    30/10/2016
    On November 1st, we celebrate the Day of the Dead. It is a celebration in which cemeteries are visited…
  • todos santos

    All Saints Day in Huehuetenango, and Santiago Sacatepequez

    31/10/2016
    On November 1st, we celebrate the Day of the Dead. It is a celebration in which cemeteries are visited…
  • santo tomas

    Celebration of Santo Tomas, the Patron of Chichicastenango

    20/12/2016
    During the year, Chichicastenango is home to the most outstanding market in Latin America. Every Thursday…
  • alfombra

    Holy Week

    09/04/2017
    This is the most impressive time to visit the city and admire the Catholic fervor of the entire country,…
  • cruz

    Cross Day Celebration, at Cerro de la Candelaria

    02/05/2017
    Witness the beautiful decorations in atrium crosses and churches on this important day and participate…
  • santiago

    Santiago Apóstol

    24/07/2017
    This is a celebration of the saint in whose name the city was founded on March 10, 1543. Unique events…
  • palmas

    LIVE MUSIC in ANTIGUA

    09/08/2017
    THURSDAYS LAS PALMAS - 6a Avenida Norte 14 8:30pm – Free Salsa Class, Salsa y algo mas with Grupo…
  • palmas

    LIVE MUSIC in ANTIGUA

    16/08/2017
    THURSDAYS LAS PALMAS - 6a Avenida Norte 14 8:30pm – Free Salsa Class, Salsa y algo mas with Grupo…
  • dance

    TALK Mayan Dances by Nuevo Amanecer - August 28th

    18/08/2017
    This local charity is dedicated to help more than 30 indigenous children in San Andrés Itzapa. Their…
  • palmas

    LIVE MUSIC in ANTIGUA

    23/08/2017
    THURSDAYS LAS PALMAS - 6a Avenida Norte 14 8:30pm – Free Salsa Class, Salsa y algo mas with Grupo…
  • palmas

    LIVE MUSIC in ANTIGUA

    30/08/2017
    THURSDAYS LAS PALMAS - 6a Avenida Norte 14 8:30pm – Free Salsa Class, Salsa y algo mas with Grupo…
  • palmas

    LIVE MUSIC in ANTIGUA

    11/10/2017
    THURSDAYS LAS PALMAS - 6a Avenida Norte 14 8:30pm – Free Salsa Class, Salsa y algo mas with Grupo…
  • palmas

    LIVE MUSIC in ANTIGUA

    18/10/2017
    THURSDAYS LAS PALMAS - 6a Avenida Norte 14 8:30pm – Free Salsa Class, Salsa y algo mas with Grupo…
  • palmas

    LIVE MUSIC in ANTIGUA

    25/10/2017
    THURSDAYS LAS PALMAS - 6a Avenida Norte 14 8:30pm – Free Salsa Class, Salsa y algo mas with Grupo…
  • todos santos

    All Saints Day in Huehuetenango, and Santiago Sacatepequez

    31/10/2017
    On November 1st, we celebrate the Day of the Dead. It is a celebration in which cemeteries are visited…
  • salsa

    Clases Gratis de Salsa

    09/11/2017

    En Las Palmas. 6a. Avenida Norte #14

  • salsa

    Clases Gratis de Salsa

    23/11/2017

    En Las Palmas. 6a. Avenida Norte #14

  • santo tomas

    Celebration of Santo Tomas, the Patron of Chichicastenango

    20/12/2017
    During the year, Chichicastenango is home to the most outstanding market in Latin America. Every Thursday…
  • Happy Valentine's Day

    13/02/2018
  • salsa

    Clases Gratis de Salsa

    14/02/2018

    En Las Palmas. 6a. Avenida Norte #14

  • Religious Artifacts Exhibit

    16/02/2018
    This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Hermandad de la Escuela de Cristo, its history,…
  • salsa

    Clases Gratis de Salsa

    21/02/2018

    En Las Palmas. 6a. Avenida Norte #14

  • palmas

    LIVE MUSIC in ANTIGUA

    28/02/2018
    THURSDAYS LAS PALMAS - 6a Avenida Norte 14 8:30pm – Free Salsa Class, Salsa y algo mas with Grupo…
  • palmas

    LIVE MUSIC in ANTIGUA

    14/03/2018
    THURSDAYS LAS PALMAS - 6a Avenida Norte 14 8:30pm – Free Salsa Class, Salsa y algo mas with Grupo…
  • microfono

    Noche de micrófono abierto

    18/03/2018
    Si cantas, bailas, compones, eres escritor, rapeas, haces stand up o ¡lo que se te ocurra! y quisieras…
  • Pinceladas de Luz - Sergio Montúfar Godoñer

    21/03/2018
    Exposición permanente en CIRMA, 5a. calle oriente #5, de lunes a viernes de 9 a 17 horas. Sergio Montúfar…
  • Festival del Aguacate

    23/03/2018
    Este festival gastronómico reunirá, por tercer año consecutivo, a grandes chefs y profesionales para…
  • alfombra

    Holy Week

    25/03/2018
    This is the most impressive time to visit the city and admire the Catholic fervor of the entire country,…
  • microfono

    Noche de micrófono abierto

    01/04/2018
    Si cantas, bailas, compones, eres escritor, rapeas, haces stand up o ¡lo que se te ocurra! y quisieras…
  • cruz

    Cross Day Celebration, at Cerro de la Candelaria

    02/05/2018
    Witness the beautiful decorations in atrium crosses and churches on this important day and participate…
  • palmas

    LIVE MUSIC in ANTIGUA

    25/05/2018
    THURSDAYS LAS PALMAS - 6a Avenida Norte 14 8:30pm – Free Salsa Class, Salsa y algo mas with Grupo…
  • salsa

    Clases Gratis de Salsa

    30/05/2018

    En Las Palmas. 6a. Avenida Norte #14

  • santiago

    Santiago Apóstol

    24/07/2018
    This is a celebration of the saint in whose name the city was founded on March 10, 1543. Unique events…
  • salsa

    Clases Gratis de Salsa

    29/07/2018

    En Las Palmas. 6a. Avenida Norte #14

  • salsa

    Clases Gratis de Salsa

    01/08/2018

    En Las Palmas. 6a. Avenida Norte #14

  • frisbee

    Ultimate Frisbee Antigua SUNDAYS

    04/08/2018
    WHERE: La Antigua, VerdEventos, Side field on 1a Av. Chajón, 1 block north of the market. COST: Q.20…
  • palmas

    LIVE MUSIC in ANTIGUA

    07/08/2018
    THURSDAYS LAS PALMAS - 6a Avenida Norte 14 8:30pm – Free Salsa Class, Salsa y algo mas with Grupo…
  • coro femenino

    Female Voices Choir – August 11th

    10/08/2018
    WHEN: August 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm WHERE: Escuela de Cristo, Calle de los Pasos COST: Free
  • palmas

    LIVE MUSIC in ANTIGUA

    14/08/2018
    THURSDAYS LAS PALMAS - 6a Avenida Norte 14 8:30pm – Free Salsa Class, Salsa y algo mas with Grupo…
  • frisbee

    Ultimate Frisbee Antigua SUNDAYS

    18/08/2018
    WHERE: La Antigua, VerdEventos, Side field on 1a Av. Chajón, 1 block north of the market. COST: Q.20…
  • salsa

    Clases Gratis de Salsa

    22/08/2018

    En Las Palmas. 6a. Avenida Norte #14

  • dance

    TALK Mayan Dances by Nuevo Amanecer - August 28th

    27/08/2018
    This local charity is dedicated to help more than 30 indigenous children in San Andrés Itzapa. Their…
  • todos santos

    All Saints Day in Huehuetenango, and Santiago Sacatepequez

    31/10/2018
    On November 1st, we celebrate the Day of the Dead. It is a celebration in which cemeteries are visited…
  • santo tomas

    Celebration of Santo Tomas, the Patron of Chichicastenango

    20/12/2018
    During the year, Chichicastenango is home to the most outstanding market in Latin America. Every Thursday…
  • Cross Day Celebration, at Cerro de la Candelaria

    02/05/2016

    Witness the beautiful decorations in atrium crosses and churches on this important day and participate in this beautiful ceremony. It takes place on one of the most important hills of the colonial city.

  • Santiago Apóstol

    24/07/2016

    This is a celebration of the saint in whose name the city was founded on March 10, 1543. Unique events throughout Antigua include cultural and spiritual celebrations.

  • All Saints Day in Huehuetenango, and Santiago Sacatepequez

    30/10/2016

    On November 1st, we celebrate the Day of the Dead. It is a celebration in which cemeteries are visited and decorated in memory of loved ones. It is a union of ancient pagan beliefs and of the Catholic traditions brought over by the Spaniards in the XVI and XVII centuries. On this day two major celebrations take place "the horse races in Todos Santos, Huehuetenango," and the flying of giant kites in Santiago Sacatepéquez. The village of Santiago Sacatepéquez is of Cakchiquel origin, and is located 30 Km from La Antigua Guatemala. From the early morning hours, the people in this village gather in the narrow streets and begin their procession to the local cemetery. Once there, they take part in one of the most colorful traditions of Guatemala, flying giant kites to communicate with their loved ones who have passed away. The celebration takes place in the local cemetery, and it ends with a sumptuous lunch and a traditional dish called "fiambre." The giant kites are around 2 meters in diameter, and have small messages tied to their tails in which the villagers let their dead know how they are doing and ask God for special favors. The celebration in Todos Santos, Huehuetenango, takes another perspective. This isolated village in the Cuchumatanes Mountains is of Man origin, and the Indians celebrate this day by racing horses and eating the most traditional dishes peculiar to that day. The oldest Indians tell us that the traditional meal of this day begins with a prayer and then a black tamale is eaten.

  • All Saints Day in Huehuetenango, and Santiago Sacatepequez

    31/10/2016

    On November 1st, we celebrate the Day of the Dead. It is a celebration in which cemeteries are visited and decorated in memory of loved ones. It is a union of ancient pagan beliefs and of the Catholic traditions brought over by the Spaniards in the XVI and XVII centuries. On this day two major celebrations take place "the horse races in Todos Santos, Huehuetenango," and the flying of giant kites in Santiago Sacatepéquez. The village of Santiago Sacatepéquez is of Cakchiquel origin, and is located 30 Km from La Antigua Guatemala. From the early morning hours, the people in this village gather in the narrow streets and begin their procession to the local cemetery. Once there, they take part in one of the most colorful traditions of Guatemala, flying giant kites to communicate with their loved ones who have passed away. The celebration takes place in the local cemetery, and it ends with a sumptuous lunch and a traditional dish called "fiambre." The giant kites are around 2 meters in diameter, and have small messages tied to their tails in which the villagers let their dead know how they are doing and ask God for special favors. The celebration in Todos Santos, Huehuetenango, takes another perspective. This isolated village in the Cuchumatanes Mountains is of Man origin, and the Indians celebrate this day by racing horses and eating the most traditional dishes peculiar to that day. The oldest Indians tell us that the traditional meal of this day begins with a prayer and then a black tamale is eaten.

  • Celebration of Santo Tomas, the Patron of Chichicastenango

    20/12/2016

    During the year, Chichicastenango is home to the most outstanding market in Latin America. Every Thursday and Sunday the Indians gather at the main plaza to sell their wares. But every December the celebrations in this Quiche village take on even greater proportions. Come and admire the rare change of Cofradias and how the natives commemorate their mythological gods and the Christian god. Admire the Palo Volador, in which the Indians fly around a high pole in the central plaza, suspended by nothing more than a rope. We invite you to come and celebrate these festivities.

  • Holy Week

    09/04/2017

    This is the most impressive time to visit the city and admire the Catholic fervor of the entire country, reflected in processions, vigils and carpets made of different materials, from sawdust and flowers to recycled materials. Semana Santa, or Easter week in Guatemala is one of the most colorful times to visit the country and to admire the religious and folkloric traditions on display in different regions of Guatemala. The best place to be during Holy Week is La Antigua Guatemala. Other villages with colorful folk traditions are Huehuetenango and Totonicapán, in which the passion of Christ is reenacted live by a regional council of Indians who restage the events that happened on Holy Wednesday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. Holy Week in Guatemala represents a conjunction of Catholic beliefs and of pagan Indian rites in the more picturesque regions of our highlands. We invite you to come and admire our beautiful processions and colored sawdust carpets. We recommend arriving in Guatemala the Friday before Holy Wednesday and to stay for at least one week after Easter Sunday to have time to visit the major archaeological sites in the Petén area (you can also take an extension to visit the beaches in Belize). Please be aware that groups stay at a single village. And, since only full-week packages are available, all-day excursions are scheduled to the major villages of interest, such as Chichicastenango, Lake Atitlán, etc.

  • Cross Day Celebration, at Cerro de la Candelaria

    02/05/2017

    Witness the beautiful decorations in atrium crosses and churches on this important day and participate in this beautiful ceremony. It takes place on one of the most important hills of the colonial city.

  • Santiago Apóstol

    24/07/2017

    This is a celebration of the saint in whose name the city was founded on March 10, 1543. Unique events throughout Antigua include cultural and spiritual celebrations.

  • LIVE MUSIC in ANTIGUA

    09/08/2017

    THURSDAYS

    LAS PALMAS - 6a Avenida Norte 14
    8:30pm – Free Salsa Class, Salsa y algo mas with Grupo Los Friends

  • LIVE MUSIC in ANTIGUA

    16/08/2017

    THURSDAYS

    LAS PALMAS - 6a Avenida Norte 14
    8:30pm – Free Salsa Class, Salsa y algo mas with Grupo Los Friends

  • TALK Mayan Dances by Nuevo Amanecer - August 28th

    18/08/2017

    This local charity is dedicated to help more than 30 indigenous children in San Andrés Itzapa. Their vision is to facilitate self-sufficiency for impoverished families that empower a change the quality of their lives through education. They also seek to preserve and strengthen the cultural identity of the indigenous Maya people such as the language and dances which are currently being lost at an alarming rate.

    WHEN: August 28, 2018 @ 5:30 pm

    WHERE: Rainbow Café, 7a av. sur #8

    COST: Q25 donation all which goes directly to the presenting NGO

    CONTACT: 7832-1919

  • LIVE MUSIC in ANTIGUA

    23/08/2017

    THURSDAYS

    LAS PALMAS - 6a Avenida Norte 14
    8:30pm – Free Salsa Class, Salsa y algo mas with Grupo Los Friends

  • LIVE MUSIC in ANTIGUA

    30/08/2017

    THURSDAYS

    LAS PALMAS - 6a Avenida Norte 14
    8:30pm – Free Salsa Class, Salsa y algo mas with Grupo Los Friends

  • LIVE MUSIC in ANTIGUA

    11/10/2017

    THURSDAYS

    LAS PALMAS - 6a Avenida Norte 14
    8:30pm – Free Salsa Class, Salsa y algo mas with Grupo Los Friends

  • LIVE MUSIC in ANTIGUA

    18/10/2017

    THURSDAYS

    LAS PALMAS - 6a Avenida Norte 14
    8:30pm – Free Salsa Class, Salsa y algo mas with Grupo Los Friends

  • LIVE MUSIC in ANTIGUA

    25/10/2017

    THURSDAYS

    LAS PALMAS - 6a Avenida Norte 14
    8:30pm – Free Salsa Class, Salsa y algo mas with Grupo Los Friends

  • All Saints Day in Huehuetenango, and Santiago Sacatepequez

    31/10/2017

    On November 1st, we celebrate the Day of the Dead. It is a celebration in which cemeteries are visited and decorated in memory of loved ones. It is a union of ancient pagan beliefs and of the Catholic traditions brought over by the Spaniards in the XVI and XVII centuries. On this day two major celebrations take place "the horse races in Todos Santos, Huehuetenango," and the flying of giant kites in Santiago Sacatepéquez. The village of Santiago Sacatepéquez is of Cakchiquel origin, and is located 30 Km from La Antigua Guatemala. From the early morning hours, the people in this village gather in the narrow streets and begin their procession to the local cemetery. Once there, they take part in one of the most colorful traditions of Guatemala, flying giant kites to communicate with their loved ones who have passed away. The celebration takes place in the local cemetery, and it ends with a sumptuous lunch and a traditional dish called "fiambre." The giant kites are around 2 meters in diameter, and have small messages tied to their tails in which the villagers let their dead know how they are doing and ask God for special favors. The celebration in Todos Santos, Huehuetenango, takes another perspective. This isolated village in the Cuchumatanes Mountains is of Man origin, and the Indians celebrate this day by racing horses and eating the most traditional dishes peculiar to that day. The oldest Indians tell us that the traditional meal of this day begins with a prayer and then a black tamale is eaten.

  • Clases Gratis de Salsa

    09/11/2017

    En Las Palmas. 6a. Avenida Norte #14

  • Clases Gratis de Salsa

    23/11/2017

    En Las Palmas. 6a. Avenida Norte #14

  • Celebration of Santo Tomas, the Patron of Chichicastenango

    20/12/2017

    During the year, Chichicastenango is home to the most outstanding market in Latin America. Every Thursday and Sunday the Indians gather at the main plaza to sell their wares. But every December the celebrations in this Quiche village take on even greater proportions. Come and admire the rare change of Cofradias and how the natives commemorate their mythological gods and the Christian god. Admire the Palo Volador, in which the Indians fly around a high pole in the central plaza, suspended by nothing more than a rope. We invite you to come and celebrate these festivities.

  • Happy Valentine's Day

    13/02/2018
  • Clases Gratis de Salsa

    14/02/2018

    En Las Palmas. 6a. Avenida Norte #14

  • Religious Artifacts Exhibit

    16/02/2018

    This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Hermandad de la Escuela de Cristo, its history, its heritage and more. Also workshops pertaining to the Lenten Season, including flower arrangements, sawdust carpet making, the art of carving and more. The exhibit is open thru March 25 at Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, accross Central Park.

  • Clases Gratis de Salsa

    21/02/2018

    En Las Palmas. 6a. Avenida Norte #14

  • LIVE MUSIC in ANTIGUA

    28/02/2018

    THURSDAYS

    LAS PALMAS - 6a Avenida Norte 14
    8:30pm – Free Salsa Class, Salsa y algo mas with Grupo Los Friends

  • LIVE MUSIC in ANTIGUA

    14/03/2018

    THURSDAYS

    LAS PALMAS - 6a Avenida Norte 14
    8:30pm – Free Salsa Class, Salsa y algo mas with Grupo Los Friends

  • Noche de micrófono abierto

    18/03/2018

    Si cantas, bailas, compones, eres escritor, rapeas, haces stand up o ¡lo que se te ocurra! y quisieras participar, puedes hacerlo. Todas las artes se unen en esta noche de talentos. Para participar únicamente debes presentarte en las instalaciones de Para La Gente, 4ta Calle Oriente #15  el día lunes a partir de las 16:00 horas

  • Pinceladas de Luz - Sergio Montúfar Godoñer

    21/03/2018

    Exposición permanente en CIRMA, 5a. calle oriente #5, de lunes a viernes de 9 a 17 horas.

    Sergio Montúfar Godoñer es un astrógrafo guatemalteco que se desempeña como oficial en la Factultad de Ciencias Astronómicas y Geofísicas de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata en Argentina. A través de la cámara, captura fenómenos atmosféricos, paisajes nocturnos y diversos eventos astronómicos como ocultaciones, tránsitos, eclipses y conjunciones. Ha sido publicado por la NASA y varios sitios prestigiosos de divulgación cientírica; su mayor meta es evidenciar los daños causados por la contaminación lumínica, en especial, la pérdida desmesurada de cielos oscuros.

    Inauguración: jueves 22 de marzo a las 7pm, entrada libre. Vino de honor.

  • Festival del Aguacate

    23/03/2018

    Este festival gastronómico reunirá, por tercer año consecutivo, a grandes chefs y profesionales para un evento lleno de sabores únicos. Se tendrán distintas actividades como:

    • Conferencias
    • Talleres
    • Degustaciones
    • Concursos

    La conferencia especial la brindará el experto en cultivo y comercialización de aguacate Andrés Espinoza, quien dará a conocer sobre la historia de esta exótica fruta en Guatemala. Además, habrá un concurso donde varios chefs profesionales realizarán creativas recetas saldas y dulces con aguacate.

    El festival se llevará a cabo el día 24 de marzo, desde las 10:30 horas, en las instalaciones de Casa Popenoe, 6ª. Calle oriente #16. El costo de la entrada es de Q.100.00 por persona, que incluye el acceso a todas las actividades.

  • Holy Week

    25/03/2018

    This is the most impressive time to visit the city and admire the Catholic fervor of the entire country, reflected in processions, vigils and carpets made of different materials, from sawdust and flowers to recycled materials. Semana Santa, or Easter week in Guatemala is one of the most colorful times to visit the country and to admire the religious and folkloric traditions on display in different regions of Guatemala. The best place to be during Holy Week is La Antigua Guatemala. Other villages with colorful folk traditions are Huehuetenango and Totonicapán, in which the passion of Christ is reenacted live by a regional council of Indians who restage the events that happened on Holy Wednesday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. Holy Week in Guatemala represents a conjunction of Catholic beliefs and of pagan Indian rites in the more picturesque regions of our highlands. We invite you to come and admire our beautiful processions and colored sawdust carpets. We recommend arriving in Guatemala the Friday before Holy Wednesday and to stay for at least one week after Easter Sunday to have time to visit the major archaeological sites in the Petén area (you can also take an extension to visit the beaches in Belize). Please be aware that groups stay at a single village. And, since only full-week packages are available, all-day excursions are scheduled to the major villages of interest, such as Chichicastenango, Lake Atitlán, etc.

  • Noche de micrófono abierto

    01/04/2018

    Si cantas, bailas, compones, eres escritor, rapeas, haces stand up o ¡lo que se te ocurra! y quisieras participar, puedes hacerlo. Todas las artes se unen en esta noche de talentos. Para participar únicamente debes presentarte en las instalaciones de Para La Gente, 4ta Calle Oriente #15  el día lunes a partir de las 16:00 horas

  • Cross Day Celebration, at Cerro de la Candelaria

    02/05/2018

    Witness the beautiful decorations in atrium crosses and churches on this important day and participate in this beautiful ceremony. It takes place on one of the most important hills of the colonial city.

  • LIVE MUSIC in ANTIGUA

    25/05/2018

    THURSDAYS

    LAS PALMAS - 6a Avenida Norte 14
    8:30pm – Free Salsa Class, Salsa y algo mas with Grupo Los Friends

  • Clases Gratis de Salsa

    30/05/2018

    En Las Palmas. 6a. Avenida Norte #14

  • Santiago Apóstol

    24/07/2018

    This is a celebration of the saint in whose name the city was founded on March 10, 1543. Unique events throughout Antigua include cultural and spiritual celebrations.

  • Clases Gratis de Salsa

    29/07/2018

    En Las Palmas. 6a. Avenida Norte #14

  • Clases Gratis de Salsa

    01/08/2018

    En Las Palmas. 6a. Avenida Norte #14

  • Ultimate Frisbee Antigua SUNDAYS

    04/08/2018

    WHERE: La Antigua, VerdEventos, Side field on 1a Av. Chajón, 1 block north of the market.

    COST: Q.20

    CONTACT: Greg Schwendinger Phone: 4787-3714

  • LIVE MUSIC in ANTIGUA

    07/08/2018

    THURSDAYS

    LAS PALMAS - 6a Avenida Norte 14
    8:30pm – Free Salsa Class, Salsa y algo mas with Grupo Los Friends

  • Female Voices Choir – August 11th

    10/08/2018

    WHEN: August 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

    WHERE: Escuela de Cristo, Calle de los Pasos

    COST: Free

  • LIVE MUSIC in ANTIGUA

    14/08/2018

    THURSDAYS

    LAS PALMAS - 6a Avenida Norte 14
    8:30pm – Free Salsa Class, Salsa y algo mas with Grupo Los Friends

  • Ultimate Frisbee Antigua SUNDAYS

    18/08/2018

    WHERE: La Antigua, VerdEventos, Side field on 1a Av. Chajón, 1 block north of the market.

    COST: Q.20

    CONTACT: Greg Schwendinger Phone: 4787-3714

  • Clases Gratis de Salsa

    22/08/2018

    En Las Palmas. 6a. Avenida Norte #14

  • TALK Mayan Dances by Nuevo Amanecer - August 28th

    27/08/2018

    This local charity is dedicated to help more than 30 indigenous children in San Andrés Itzapa. Their vision is to facilitate self-sufficiency for impoverished families that empower a change the quality of their lives through education. They also seek to preserve and strengthen the cultural identity of the indigenous Maya people such as the language and dances which are currently being lost at an alarming rate.

    WHEN: August 28, 2018 @ 5:30 pm

    WHERE: Rainbow Café, 7a av. sur #8

    COST: Q25 donation all which goes directly to the presenting NGO

    CONTACT: 7832-1919

  • All Saints Day in Huehuetenango, and Santiago Sacatepequez

    31/10/2018

    On November 1st, we celebrate the Day of the Dead. It is a celebration in which cemeteries are visited and decorated in memory of loved ones. It is a union of ancient pagan beliefs and of the Catholic traditions brought over by the Spaniards in the XVI and XVII centuries. On this day two major celebrations take place "the horse races in Todos Santos, Huehuetenango," and the flying of giant kites in Santiago Sacatepéquez. The village of Santiago Sacatepéquez is of Cakchiquel origin, and is located 30 Km from La Antigua Guatemala. From the early morning hours, the people in this village gather in the narrow streets and begin their procession to the local cemetery. Once there, they take part in one of the most colorful traditions of Guatemala, flying giant kites to communicate with their loved ones who have passed away. The celebration takes place in the local cemetery, and it ends with a sumptuous lunch and a traditional dish called "fiambre." The giant kites are around 2 meters in diameter, and have small messages tied to their tails in which the villagers let their dead know how they are doing and ask God for special favors. The celebration in Todos Santos, Huehuetenango, takes another perspective. This isolated village in the Cuchumatanes Mountains is of Man origin, and the Indians celebrate this day by racing horses and eating the most traditional dishes peculiar to that day. The oldest Indians tell us that the traditional meal of this day begins with a prayer and then a black tamale is eaten.

  • Celebration of Santo Tomas, the Patron of Chichicastenango

    20/12/2018

    During the year, Chichicastenango is home to the most outstanding market in Latin America. Every Thursday and Sunday the Indians gather at the main plaza to sell their wares. But every December the celebrations in this Quiche village take on even greater proportions. Come and admire the rare change of Cofradias and how the natives commemorate their mythological gods and the Christian god. Admire the Palo Volador, in which the Indians fly around a high pole in the central plaza, suspended by nothing more than a rope. We invite you to come and celebrate these festivities.