Located in the heart of Antigua Guatemala

Local Attractions

Explore Our Beautiful City

Whether you’re interested in Antigua’s architectural treasures, colorful local culture or stunning scenery, our boutique hotel is the perfect locale as you set out to discover the top attractions and things to do in and around Antigua, Guatemala.

Our Pensativo House Hotel is situated in the heart of downtown Antigua Guatemala or "Ancient Guatemala," which was founded in 1524 as our country’s third capital city. Located 35 kilometers west of Guatemala City, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is known for its beautifully preserved Baroque-style architecture dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries.

Set out walking down Antigua’s cobblestone streets and uncover 250-year-old churches, historic convents, ancient ruins, a downtown artisan market and picturesque squares all within approximately ten minutes. Here, you’ll experience the opportunity to absorb an immense amount of local culture. This experience includes tasting authentic Guatemalan cuisine, leisurely browsing through boutique shops, dancing along with the vibrant nightlife and wondering in awe at three majestic volcanoes (Agua, Acatenango and Fuego.) Discover the rich cultural heritage of our city!

Want to explore more of Antigua? Our concierge can help you organize a ziplining excursion through the forest, a local coffee farm tour or a hike to the Volcán de Agua (Volcano of Water). Come to Pensativo House Hotel for the true magic of ancient Guatemala.

Convento de Santa Clara

Originally founded by a group of Poor Clare Nuns from Puebla, Mexico, in 1699.

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Claustro de San Jerónimo

Its construction dates back to 1759. A few years later, Spanish authorities decided to install there the offices of the Royal Customs.

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Convento de La Recolección

Beautiful colonial monument, now in ruins, home of the Order of Friars Recoletos, which was concluded to build by 1715.

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Tumba de Rafael Landívar

Monument to the great colonial poet Rafael Landivar. Born in Santiago on October 27th, 1731 and died in Bologna, Italy in 1793.

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Ermita de San José El Viejo

Its construction was due to the lack of a place to venerate the image of San José, created by La Antigua Guatemalan sculptor Alonso de Paz.

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Templo de San Sebastián

Was considered a Chapel because it was located on the outskirts of the city; it was one of the few temples which work after the earthquakes of 1773.

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Templo y Convento de La Compañía de Jesús

The set consisted in a school, a church and a convent. The construction of the temple was made ​​by master builder Jose de Porres, and the school founded in 1582 is attributed to the architect Francisco Fernández Fuentes.

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Fuente de las Delicias

Famous because in its square is held "La Quema del Diablo" each December 7th

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Templo y Convento de la Virgen de la Concepción

This temple belonged to the Orden de la  Concepción, was built between 1623 and 1642.

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Templo y Hospital de San Pedro Apóstol

Its construction was provided by Juan Pascual and Jose de Porras, who finished in 1662 the hospital and in 1675 the temple.

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Templo y Monasterio San Felipe Nery (Escuela de Cristo)

Was originally the place where the Order of the Franciscans built its first chapel in the Captaincy General of Guatemala.

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Templo y Monasterio San Francisco El Grande

It has the richest pieces of colonial art. It is the most visited temple because in one of its chapels is the tomb of Saint Hermano Pedro de San Jose de Betancourt, and also for being one of the most fervently continue La Antigua Guatemalan religious traditions.

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