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Film Location: Antigua, Guatemala

Written on September 8, 2017

Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua, Guatemala is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its well-preserved Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture, cobblestone streets, and a number of colonial church ruins. Sitting in the shadow of Volcano De Agua, the city is known for its leisurely pace, cafes, street food and fine dining. Locations of interest to filmmakers and photographers include Santa Catalina Arch, Captain General Palace, City Hall, Cathedral of Saint James San José Parish, Church and Convent of Capuchins, La Recolección, San Francisco, La Merced Church, Church and School of the Society of Jesus, San Pedro Hospital, and the Central Market. The city is small, so most locations are a short unit move from each other.

Pacaya Volcano is an easy-access volcano located a 1.5hr drive from Antigua, Guatemala.

Semana Santa takes place in March / April. Elaborate Catholic processions wind their way through Antigua’s cobblestone streets. Candlelight vigils are held. Streets are covered with colourful, aromatic carpets made of flowers, pines, clover and fruits.

The city has many beautiful accommodation options such as the boutique hotel El Convento.

Antigua, Guatemala is located a 30 min drive (45 km) from Guatemala City, where crew and equipment are based.

Guatemalan Fixers and Film Crew

Contact us if you are looking for a Guatemala fixer or film crew including directors, DoP’s, videographers, cameramen, or stills photographers.