in Departamento de Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
- Antigua Guatemala (Unesco heritage, 95 mi)
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 14.526 and -90.760 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 14° 31' 35" and W -90° 45' 34"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Quetzal - GTQ
- Spoken languages:
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 12:16 PM (Friday)
- Timezone: America/Guatemala
- UTC/GMT offset: -6 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 5:33 am and 6:26 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -12.116 and 96.895 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- Bantam Village
- This place on Wikipedia
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Safety Score: 2,6 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Guatemala.
Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Guatemala. Last Update: 2019-05-12 07:23:51
Delve into Ciudad Vieja
Ciudad Vieja in Departamento de Sacatepéquez with it's 30,203 habitants is a town located in Guatemala about 18 mi (or 29 km) south-west of Guatemala City, the country's capital town.
Time in Ciudad Vieja is now 12:16 PM (Friday). The local timezone is named America / Guatemala with an UTC offset of -6 hours. We know of 8 airports closer to Ciudad Vieja. The closest airport in Guatemala is La Aurora Airport in a distance of 16 mi (or 26 km), East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. It's Antigua Guatemala in a distance of 95 mi (or 154 km), East. In need of a room? We compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.
Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Santa Maria de Jesus, Santa Catarina Barahona, San Miguel Duenas and Antigua Guatemala. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.
Hotels and Places to Stay
Porta Hotel Antigua
Hotel Camino Real Antigua
Pensativo House Hotel
Hotel Ciudad Condal
Hotel La Catedral
Hotel Los Pasos
Casa Mia Hotel
Hotel Mansión de la Antigua
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Attractions and noteworthy things
Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.
Sacatepéquez is one of the 22 departments of Guatemala. Population estimate 265,500 in 2000. The name comes from Sacatepéquez, a city from November 21, 1542 until July 29, 1773 when it was destroyed by the Santa Marta earthquake. Sacatepéquez means grasshill in the Pipil Maya dialect. The capital of Sacatepéquez is Antigua Guatemala. Other important cities include Ciudad Vieja.
Antigua Guatemala (commonly referred to as just Antigua or la Antigua) is a city in the central highlands of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish Baroque influenced architecture as well as a number of spectacular ruins of colonial churches. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Antigua Guatemala serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of the same name. It also serves as the departmental capital of Sacatepéquez Department.
Estadio Municipal Amatitlán
Estadio Municipal Amatitlán is a soccer stadium in Amatitlán, Guatemala. Home to Deportivo Amatitlán of the third division, it has a capacity of 12,000 people.
Estadio Pensativo is a football stadium in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala. The venue is home to second division club Antigua GFC (Panzas Verdes), and has a maximum capacity of 9,000 people. The stadium is also the home of women's first division club Santiago de los Caballeros, and in 2011 it hosted three matches of the 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship qualification between Panama, Honduras, and Guatemala.
San Antonio Aguas Calientes
San Antonio Aguas Calientes is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Sacatepéquez. This town is known for its weavers. Mayan women in the area use a backstrap loom to weave traditional patterns. There is a two story market on the square that sells weavings and other crafts. Several of the women have their looms set up and will demonstrate their skills. There are a couple other stores outside of town that also sell weavings.
Pastores is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Sacatepéquez.
San Lucas Sacatepéquez
San Lucas Sacatepéquez is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Sacatepéquez.
San Bartolomé Milpas Altas
San Bartolomé Milpas Altas is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Sacatepéquez.
San Miguel Dueñas
San Miguel Dueñas is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Sacatepéquez.
Santa Catarina Barahona
Santa Catarina Barahona is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Sacatepéquez.
Santiago Sacatepéquez is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Sacatepéquez. It is well known for a kite festival held here annually on November 1.
Santa Lucía Milpas Altas
Santa Lucía Milpas Altas is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Sacatepéquez. Population: Approximately 11,000
Sumpango is a town in the Guatemalan department of Sacatepéquez.
El Tejar, Chimaltenango
El Tejar is a municipality in the Chimaltenango department of Guatemala.
San Andrés Itzapa
San Andrés Itzapa is a municipality of Chimaltenango, Guatemala. San Andrés Itzapa is in the eastern region of Chimaltenango, while the district capital lies to the north, Acatenango lies to the south and to the east is Parramos. The city occupies an area of 90 square kilometres, with a total of 31,956 inhabitants, who are called Itzapecos.
San Vicente Pacaya
San Vicente Pacaya is a municipality in the Escuintla department of Guatemala.
Amatitlán is a town in the Guatemala department of Guatemala. The main industry of the town during colonial times was the preparation of cochineal. Nowadays, it has the largest duty-free zone in Guatemala, and a lot of maquila (garment assembly) factories, employing thousands of people, mainly women. The town lies by the side of Lake Amatitlán and it is a popular place for the middle class from Guatemala City to visit on weekends. Typical Guatemalan candy is usually bought by visitors.
San Juan del Obispo
San Juan del Obispo is a small village (pueblo) in Guatemala. It is located in the department of Sacatepéquez, close to the departmental capital Antigua Guatemala. The village is famous for holding one of the first Catholic churches in Guatemala; the first bishop of Guatemala resided in San Juan del Obispo (hence the name).
1717 Guatemala earthquake
1717 Guatemala earthquakeDate September 29, 1717 (1717-09-29)Magnitude ~7.4 MwDepth n/dEpicenter Probably in or around Antigua GuatemalaCountries or regions 22x20px GuatemalaCasualties n/d The 1717 Guatemala earthquake was an earthquake that struck Guatemala on September 29, 1717 and had an estimated magnitude of 7.4 Mw.
The Río Achiguate is a river in the south of Guatemala. Its sources are located in the Sierra Madre range, on the southern slopes of the Volcán de Fuego in the departments of Sacatepéquez and Escuintla. The river flows southwards through the coastal lowlands of Escuintla to the Pacific Ocean. The Achiquate river's proximity to the active Fuego volcano increases the risks of inundations and mudflows.
San Francisco Church (Antigua Guatemala)
San Francisco el Grande is a church in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala and one of the most frequented sanctuaries by the local population because of the shrine of Peter of Saint Joseph Betancur (Santo Hermano Pedro).
Antigua Guatemala Cathedral
Saint Joseph Cathedral (Spanish: Catedral de San José) is a Roman Catholic church in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala. The original church was built around 1541, but suffered several earthquakes throughout its history, and the first church building was demolished in 1669. The cathedral was rebuilt and consecrated in 1680. By 1743 the cathedral was one of the largest in Central America.
Church and Convent of Capuchins
The Church and Convent of Capuchinas is a notable convent and church in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala. It is one of the finest examples of an 18th century convent in Guatemala. It was consecrated in 1736 but like the rest of the city suffered damage during the 1751 and 1773 earthquakes respectively.
1773 Guatemala earthquake
The 1773 Guatemala earthquake struck the Central American country of Guatemala on July 29 and had an estimated epicentral magnitude of 7.5 Mi. It was followed by numerous aftershocks which lasted until December 1773. The series of all these earthquakes is also referred to as the Santa Marta earthquake(s) as it had started on the feast day of Saint Martha.
Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala
Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala ("St. James of the Knights of Guatemala") was the name given to the Spanish colonial capital of Guatemala in Central America. The name was first associated with the Kaqchikel Maya capital Iximche, adopted as the Spanish capital soon after the Spanish conquest of Guatemala began, in July 1524. The Kaqchikel capital was called Guatemala by the Spanish, with its origin in the Nahuatl word Quauhtemallan, which means "forested land".
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Ciudad Vieja.
- San Antonio Aguas Calientes
- Santa Maria de Jesus
- Santa Catarina Barahona
- San Miguel Duenas
- Antigua Guatemala
- Magdalena Milpas Altas
- Santa Lucia Milpas Altas
- San Bartolome Milpas Altas
- El Tejar
- San Andres Itzapa
- San Lucas Sacatepequez
- Santiago Sacatepequez
- San Vicente Pacaya
- Santo Domingo Xenacoj
- Villa Nueva
- San Pedro Sacatepequez
Antigua Guatemala: Sacatepéquez − Volcan de Agua, Antigua Guatemala (source)
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