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Leeward Islands of the Caribbean
Preserved colonial city in Spanish America
Do you know, which is the best preserved colonial city in Spanish America? This small, magic town Antigua, just on the West in the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean, with its beautiful colonial architecture and amazing surroundings, makes you feel, like you've been trowed about 300 years ago.
You will be amazed of the beauties of the ancient times and countless cultural activities, that you can enjoy there. Also worth to admit , that you can see the Spanish Colonial style permeates every part of the town, in houses, churches, squares and parks, something of everything for any age.
Once more than 30monastic orders called Antigua home, they built stunning monasteries and cathedrals all over the town, it was the third most important Spanish colony in the America. Antigua is nestled between three volcanoes: Acatenango, Fuego and Agua.
Its climate is friendly and warm, so its welcoming and interesting for visitors even more, not to mention that many hotels and hostels are in the city. Anything you like, bars, cafes, art galleries and also Spanish language school, so if someone wants more than just a travel, is all there for you. All in Antigua is of the highest quality.
Antigua has a 13miles long coastline, full of countless bays and coves, with golden sandy beaches, where the time passes by in different beat. On the south-west Antigua is covered with hills, the Boggy Peak is the highest point, 402meters high.
Antigua is home for many famous people like Giorgio Armani, Ken Follet and Oprah, they are having a winter houses here, to hid from the cold, crowds of people and get some nice piece of peace. Visitors with diverse budget will find their perfect beach that suits them. Specialty of Antigua is that the town has some of the liveliest steel-drum music in the islands.
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