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Temple Minerva - Historical Building Quetzaltenango - Guatemala

Outside the Zoo and in the middle of 4 Calle stands the Temple Minerva. It was built in 1900 by the dictator Estrada Cabrera, to honor the Roman goddess Minerva. In Roman legend, she was born, fully grown and armed to the teeth, from the forehead of Jupiter. Associated with wisdom, commerce and progress, she symbolized Estrada Cabrera's plans to modernize the country and promote it as the cultural heavyweight of Central America.

4 Calle, Zona 3

Quetzaltenango , Guatemala

Historical Building Types:
Historic architecture

Getting There
Take a mini-van which goes to the supermarket Hyper Paiz and get out at the market Minerva.

Relative price: Budget

Travel Skills: None

Here are other activities in and around Quetzaltenango that may be of interest: Teatro Municipal and Casa de la Cultura.

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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