Shopping in Antigua, Antigua (Self Guided)

Shopping is arguably Antigua’s most popular activity. Tourists find themselves here, in Antigua, spoiled for choice with a terrific collection of souvenirs, textiles, hand-made articles, cigars, and local Jade jewelry. Regardless of your needs, Antigua has something for everyone.
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Shopping in Antigua Map

Guide Name: Shopping in Antigua
Guide Location: Guatemala » Antigua (See other walking tours in Antigua)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Author: Nick
Antigua Tabaco Compañia

1) Antigua Tabaco Compañia

Antigua Tobacco Shop is located in the popular street near the Arch in the Northern part of the town. The store offers a variety of tobacco products, such as cigarettes and cigars. The taste of the cigars range from spicy, sweet, peppery, leathery, earthy, and silky.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 10 pm
La Casa del Jade

2) La Casa del Jade

La Casa Del Jade is a store and a museum. In the store, people can buy the most valuable Jade jewelry, including celestial stone of the Mayans, silver and gold items, souvenirs, and many other precious stones. While at the shop, make sure you allocate some extra time to visit the wonderful museum of Mesoamerican Art.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Del Angel Jewelry Store

3) Del Angel Jewelry Store

Del Angel Jewelry Store sells a variety of jewelry, as well as beautiful hats of all sizes, color, and style. Del Angel also features trendy sunglasses. The shop is located in the heart of the city near Central park.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 9 am - 6 pm
El Telar Loom Tree

4) El Telar Loom Tree

El Telar Loom Tree provides decorative items for your house. Visitors will enjoy the wide catalog of table cloths, carpets, and cushions all of which are made from special materials - in different colors, sizes, and styles.
Differenza Art Shop

5) Differenza Art Shop

Differenza Art Shop is located in south Antigua, not far from Central Park. In this lovely shop, tourists can find beautiful furniture and hand-made objects with very exclusive designs. Customers may even order something custom or unique to them. Regardless, all of the products inside Differenza were made from natural, precious wood from the tropics.
Pablo’s Silver Shop

6) Pablo’s Silver Shop

Pablo’s Silver Shop is situated in the center of the city, west of Central park. This shop is famous for its high quality silver products and jewelry made into such luxurious objects as rings, necklaces, and bracelets. The shop is also sells jewelry made from the famous Jade stone.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 8 am - 6:30 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 12:30 pm; 2 pm - 6:30 pm; Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm
Antigua's Local Market

7) Antigua's Local Market (must see)

Antigua's Local Market, located on the West side of the city, is separated into two sections – a local market on the North side and a tourist market on the South side. The local market is the right place for those who are searching for crafts, gifts, and local accessories.
Craft Market

8) Craft Market (must see)

Craft Market is a large shopping venue filled with a plethora of gift items such as wood carved masks, metal works, textiles, ceramics, high quality handicrafts, clothing, and jewelry. Craft Market also retails the goods at very reasonable prices, especially if you are sharp with your bargaining skills.

Walking Tours in Antigua, Guatemala

Create Your Own Walk in Antigua

Create Your Own Walk in Antigua

Creating your own self-guided walk in Antigua is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Antigua Nightlife

Antigua Nightlife

Antigua features a variety of attractive clubs, fabulous discos, and cozy bars, making it the self-designated "capital of Guatemala's nightlife." The city's nightlife starts at 10 PM and offers a terrific selection of venues to enjoy a nightlife adventure.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
Antigua Religious Tour (Part 2)

Antigua Religious Tour (Part 2)

The Colonial era left a gigantic architectural mark in the Guatemala city of Antigua. Inside the city of Antigua, tourists will cherish the plethora of beautiful churches and monasteries. Relive Guatemala's glorious colonial days and learn how the word of God was spread in those times.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Parque Central in Antigua

Parque Central in Antigua

Parque Central is the most prominent landmark in Antigua. What makes the park so popular is the opportunity to visit a wide number of other famous buildings inside the lush lawns. Take a day or two to visit this special piece of Antigua's history.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.3 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Surrounded by volcanoes in southern Guatemala, the city of Antigua is a small yet very picturesque example of Spanish colonial architecture, full of historic and religious sights of that period. Among the city's most notable landmarks is the Baroque-style La Merced church which, once a year, becomes center of the famous local Semana Santa, a holy week festival. Follow this orientation walk to...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
The Ruins of Antigua

The Ruins of Antigua

It would appear as if the time machine has finally been invented in a place none other than Antigua. The glorious city of Antigua offers so much history beyond its streets and buildings, fountains and courtyards, that the great ruins of the city are almost impossible to explore in a single day.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Antigua Museums

Antigua Museums

Do not pass up the opportunity to discover Antigua's most interesting museums. Here you will admire wide collections of scientific, artistic, and local historical value. Enjoy the rich heritage of Antigua today.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Antigua for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Antigua has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Antigua, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.