I’ve decided to start posting a list of the UNESCO World Heritage sites that I visit during my travels, as many of them are amazing places to visit that provide a lot of cultural and historical insight about the countries they reside in. I got the idea to do this from Everything-Everywhere.com, as Gary has been keeping track of the sites he has visited for years now and is well over 100! So here is my first!
Antigua, Guatemala is a small colonial city in the highlands of Guatemala. I visited Antigua in June of 2010 during my trip to Central America and absolutely fell in love with this quaint little town. Some may be turned off by the touristy feel of Antigua, but as one of my first stops, during my first backpacking trip, it has found a place in my heart. You can read the official description from the World Heritage website here.