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Guatemala Province and Guatemala City

Guatemala province, dominated by Guatemala City, is the administrative, geographical and political center of the country. The province is centrally located, providing travelers a good starting point for their travels to such visitor hotspots as Tikal, Antigua and Lake Atitlan.


Other than Guatemala City, the province offers little of interest to visitors.

17 Nov 2006

Things to do in Guatemala Province and Guatemala City

Parque Central

134395Also known as the Plaza de la Constitución, this large (and now quite bland) square was originally laid out as the city’s central focus of power, with the cathedral and important government ...
City Plaza
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Catedral Metropolitana

134408Guatemala City’s cathedral is not particularly attractive, but it was built to survive earthquakes - and it has. Indeed, it is one of the only buildings around the square that survived the city's ...
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Guatemala City, Guatemala

Iglesia Yurrita

This church was built by Felipe Yurrita in honor of Our Lady of Sorrows and combines neo-Gothic elements with other more modern styles that inspired the architect at the time. The structure is ...
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Guatemala City, Guatemala

Museo Nacional De Arte Moderno

The Museum of Modern Art was named after the Maestro Carlos Merida, one of Guatemala’s most infamous contemporary artists. Merida’s work can be found at the heart of the museum and is surrounded ...
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Parque Archaeológico Kaminaljuyú

Before Guatemala City was ever built in the Valley of the Hermitage, there existed the ancient Mayan city of Kaminaljuyú. Kaminaljuyú, which means ‘Hill of the Dead’ in Quiché was originally ...
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Torre Del Reformador

This 70 meter high tower of galvanized iron was inspired by the iconic Eiffel Tower and is used as a point of reference for those exploring Guatemala City. It was built in honor of General Justo ...
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Plaza Estado De Israel

This small plaza is instantly recognizable thanks to the giant star of David that adorns it. The square is used for Israeli celebrations and symbolizes the sturdy bond that exists between Guatemala ...
City Plaza
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Jardín Botánico

El Jardin Botanico de Guatemala was opened in 1922 and is home to multiple collections of both regional and international plant species. Nearly extinct varieties are carefully preserved here and ...
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Guatemala City, Guatemala

Plazuela España

This square is a tribute to the historical, social and cultural bonds that exist between Spain and Guatemala. The main attraction is the central fountain dedicated to King Charles III, who ...
City Plaza
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Avenida La Reforma

Built in 1897, Avenida La Reforma was inspired by the Champs Elysees in Paris, with Guatemala City’s upper classes in mind. It is currently the main access point for zones 9, 10, 13 and 14, and ...
City Walk
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Zona Viva

Zona Viva is located mainly in Zone 10 but also includes parts of surrounding zones 9, 13 and 14. The area is popular with tourists due to a wide range of restaurants, services and night clubs, ...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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