LA AZOTEA COFFEE PLANTATION AND ANTIGUA
ON THIS TOUR YOU WILL:
We depart from the terminal aboard your air conditioned transportation and drive on the C-9 expressway, enjoying the farms and landscape of the countryside. We stop for picture taking opportunities and to see the volcanic lava rivers.
Antigua, the capital of the Captaincy-General of Guatemala, was founded in the early 16th century. Built 1,500 meters above sea level in an earthquake-prone region, an earthquake largely destroyed it in 1773 but its principal monuments are still preserved as ruins. In the span of less than three centuries the city, which was built on a grid pattern inspired by the Italian Renaissance, acquired a number of superb monuments.
La Azotea Cultural Center is a cultural center and museum complex, located in the township and municipality of Jocotenango – birthplace of multi Grammy Award winning and songwriter Ricardo Arjona - with three separate museums on the grounds of the coffee-growing estate.
The Center contains a coffee museum, which illustrates the history of processing and marketing coffee production in Guatemala, the Mayan Music Museum, also known as Casa K'ojom which houses Mayan musical instruments from pre-Columbian times and the Rincon de Sacatepéquez Museum which has items related to traditional Guatemalan attire.
WHAT TO BRING:
Comfortable attire, walking shoes, hat and sunglasses.
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
per person (ages 13+)
children (ages 6-12)
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THIS TOUR INCLUDES:
Round trip transportation
Entrance fees to the museum and plantation