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Amazing sweet treats and interesting souvenirs

I simply could not walk past this shop! I glanced in and just had to see what it was all about... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
CeeGunn
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Barrie, Canada
A sweet surprise

We were taking a walking tour of old Antiqua and the guide took us into this shop. It was amazing... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2018
Mike H
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

I simply could not walk past this shop! I glanced in and just had to see what it was all about. When I discovered it was traditional sweet treats, oh my! How wonderful! I bought a candied fig with coconut for Q8 and a marzipan...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

We were taking a walking tour of old Antiqua and the guide took us into this shop. It was amazing with all the little treats and dulces that were there for us to choose from. We had 4 treats and it cost a little over...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mike H
Reviewed January 16, 2018

This shop is simply fantastic! They sell traditional Guatemalan sweets and treats. The customer waits behind the counter as in old times and is served by the staff in white aprons and headpieces. The very helpful ladies behind the counters are willing to explain all...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed June 23, 2017

This is a long standing Guatemalan sweets shop. This is a temple of sophisticated sweets. Coming to Guatemala I've come to learn for their appreciation of sweets and that goes beyond chocolate. This shop will give you the opportunity to taste what you never could...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank StationToStation
Reviewed February 23, 2017

This place is so cool, easy on the taste buds and easy on the eyes. No chocolate here, this little tienda focuses on sugar! An amazing selection of marzipan and more traditional items made with figs,coconuts,tamarinds and pineapple. My favorite was the dark canillitas which...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed January 28, 2017

These are without doubt the best candies I have ever tasted! This is a must go place if you go to Antigua! Make sure you try the pineapple-carrot candy, the tamarindo balls, the cocadas (these are the best), the almond masapan and the nuedados. Not...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Cristina R
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

The candies are so beautiful. My brother brought them back for me and took this picture. He loved the place and would go back

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank KARLA R
Reviewed November 27, 2016

The place is so charming with colonial styled interiors, with local pottery, old display cases, ceramic decorative wall plates,so frozen in time that it transports one back to the last century. All the sweets are artisanal and hand crafted with perfection since last hundred years....More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank tellatraveltale
Reviewed June 1, 2016

Antigua was the Capital of Central America during the Spanish empire, and is one of the most visited tourist locations of Guatemala. In there, one of the things you must do is eating typical candies. It's a signature of the city. And the best place...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank FAM1955
Reviewed May 2, 2016

Good place to try local sweets. Love the callines de leche. Wish they provided sample so we know what each tasted like Before buying.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Shine76
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