Built in 1597, around a beautiful patio lush with wonderful tropical
plants, Casa de los Cantaros provides a perfect setting, quiet and
peaceful. Antigua, the city of Eternal Spring where flowers bloom
all year round.
The owner's family came to the new world with the conquistadores, her great-great-grandfather , Mariano Montealegre Bustamente is mentioned in John L. Stephens Book Incidents of travel in Yucatan, Chiapas and Central America, (1847). Stephens stayed at Don Mariano's hacienda/finca, Don Mariano being one of the largest coffee growers in Central America, according to Stephens.
Monday, Thursday and Saturday are market days, and Antigua is made even more beautiful by the colorful costumes worn by the native people who come in from the surrounding area to buy and sell. But for visitors every day is shopping day in the Artisan Markets, Antique Shops and Art Galleries. Antigua is a center for fine dining with restaurants offering local and international cuisine.