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Casa de la Cultura - Historical Building Quetzaltenango - Guatemala

When the Espiritu Santo Church and Franciscan convent were built, a cemetery was built at the location of the present Casa de la Cultura. In 1872, after the triumph of the Liberal Revolution, the governor converted the cemetery and convent into a prison and warehouse for flour. At the end of the 1800s, the City Hall was located in this building. In 1955 it ceased to function as a prison and in 1962 the Casa de la Cultura was officially inaugurated. On 10 November 1977, it was declared a “National Building”.

Parque Central

Quetzaltenango , Guatemala

Historical Building Types:
19th century architecture, Ex-prison, Site of historic significance

Relative price: Budget

Travel Skills: None

Here are other activities in and around Quetzaltenango that may be of interest: Temple Minerva and Teatro Municipal.

By Claire Bourgin
I have traveled around the world since I'm a kid. Traveling is now part of my everyday life in Guatemala. I have been living in Quetzaltenango for 3...
29 Aug 2009

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