Antigua is laid out on a grid system, with avenidas running north–south, and calles east–west. Each street is numbered and has two halves, either a north and south (norte/sur) or an east and west (oriente/poniente), with the Parque Central regarded as the centre. But poor street lighting and the use of old street names ensure that most people get lost at some stage. If you get confused, remember that the Agua volcano, the one that hangs most immediately over the town, is to the south.

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