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