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Guatemala City Things to See and Do

A few days to explore all of Guatemala City is simply not enough. There are so many cultural, archaeological, historical and architectural sites to visit that if you are interested in seeing them all, you will need more than a weekend. There are also plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities for those who want to enjoy a spot of retail therapy or nightlife while in the capital.

If you are low on time then identify what you are really interested in experiencing while in Guatemala City and perhaps talk to a tour operator about the best way to maximize your time there.

A visit to the National Palace of Culture, La Plaza de la Constituci√≥n, Central market, The Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and the Kaminaljuy√ļ Archaeological Park are some of the more popular choices among visitors. If you‚Äôre after a typical fiesta night-out then head for Zona Viva, where the bars and restaurants are always filled with both locals and travelers eager to kick back and unwind Guatemalan-style.










19 Aug 2010

 
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Parque Central

Parque Central

Also known as the Plaza de la Constitución, this large (and now quite bland) square was originally laid out as the city’s...

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Catedral Metropolitana

Catedral Metropolitana

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Palacio Nacional de la Cultura

Every day, except Sunday, 30-minute guided tours of the former presidential palace are available. This National Palace, built by prisoners during the...

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Inside Guatemala: Zona 10, ‚Äúthe Lively Zone‚ÄĚ

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Shopping

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Centro Cultural Metropolitano

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Parque Centenario

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Museo Nacional De Historia

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Museo De Ferrocarril

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Iglesia De San Francisco

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Guatemala City, Guatemala

Iglesia De Santo Domingo

One of the largest churches in the capital’s historic center, the Iglesia de Santo Domingo also has its own quiet park-like Atreus. The church was...

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Cerrito Del Carmen

This was the first temple to be built in the Valley of the Hermitage and back in 1620 it was regarded as Guatemala’s capital. Built on a hill, the...

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Iglesia San Miguel De Capuchinas

This beautiful church features neoclassic Baroque influences and altars with wooden carvings and stunning gold detail. The church has been around...

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Palacio De Correos

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Tipografia Nacional

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