We enjoyed both the coffee museum as well as the textile and music museums. The setting is beautiful and tranquil. We did almost all of our souvenir shopping as well. There are two shops. Both are well stocked and the prices are low. It was an easy tuktuk ride from Antigua.
I almost don't want to review because this place seems to be off the beaten path and is still quiet and quaint. But, to support such a magical place, here it goes. La Azotea is northwest of Antigua in nearby Jocotenango, a 5-10 minute Tuk-Tuk ride from Antigua for maybe 15-20Q. Upon entering, the few times I've gone, it's been... 更多
The coffee tour at this beautifully presented location is outstanding. There are 2 other presentations on textiles and Mayan music. Highly recommended. Take a tuc-tuc as it is not that easy to find, but you can walk back.
Very cool working finca. It's a working coffee plantation but I learned lots about coffee production, etc. Just a short bus ride from Antigua.
This little museum about 10 minutes outside of Antigua, Guatemala is a refreshing retreat for those who want to learn about native culture without going overboard. It’s also a nice diversion from the hustle and bustle of the traffic and noise of Antigua on the outskirts of a town that feels completely genuine, devoid of touristic influences. We traveled here... 更多
I (wrongly) assumed that on our trip to La Azotea, which our tour guide described as a "coffee plantation", we would simply see how the coffee plants were grown, coffee beans picked, sorted and packaged. Boy, was I in for a surprise! This is not just a plantation, but a nursery with exquisite flowers, beautiful gardens, a chapel, two museums... 更多
La Azotea Cultural Center is really 3 or 4 things in one. Indoors, there is Casa K'ojom, a museum with exhibits dedicated to the history of Mayan musical instruments and their function in the life, spirituality and culture of the Maya. There is also Rincón de Sacatepéquez, which covers the history of textiles and crafts in the Antigua area. Finally,... 更多
La Azotea is fun and educational. You learn the life cycle of coffee and how it is processed. You your the coffee groves and their floral gardens. There is also a small and interesting Mayan museum. Of course you have the opportunity to buy coffee, chocolate and other souvenirs. Well worth a visit.
We spent about 2.5 hours at this place and loved it. The music museum is quite nice and you can try different instruments. In the coffee museum you can learn everything about how coffee is coming from the plant to your cup. Make sure to take a tour of the coffee plantation (we joined another group so I'm not sure... 更多
This has many attractions in one place, the coffee and music museums, the horse riding, horse stable, souveniers, the views....definitely a must if you are staying for more than 1 day in Antigua