Guatemala City

Guatemala City
Palacio Nacional, Parque Central de Guatemala

Palacio Nacional, Parque Central de Guatemala

Guatemala City was established in 1776. It is the fourth location for the capital of Guatemala. The city is divided in 21 zones. The altitude is 1500 meters above sea level or approximately 4,900 feet. In zone 1 is the old historic center. The Mayor Plaza in Guatemala City is the historic heart. It’s surrounded by important monuments. Among them is the Original Palace which today is a museum called the “National Palace of Culture”. The Mayor Plaza is also surrounded by the Cathedral Metropolitan, the Portal of Commerce and Centennial Park. South of Zone 1 is Zone 4 where many of the new official buildings are located like the national bank, the national theatre, the tourist board (INGUAT). Further south is Zone 10 and Zone 9, divided by Avenida La Reforma. Zone 10 hosts most of the high-class hotels, restaurants, bars, shopping and facilities. A small part of Zone 10 is called Zone Viva (the lively zone) because of its nightlife. Guatemala City offers many attractions and among them are: Archaeological site of Caminaljuyu, Plaza Mayor which

Torre del Reformador, Zona 10

Torre del Reformador, Zona 10

includes the National Palace, the Civic Center, the Metropolitan Cathedral, Relieve Map, Carlos F Novela Museum, Railroad Museum, Museum Ixchel del Traje Indígena, Natural Museum of Ethnology and Archaeology, National Museum of Natural History and many others.
We can offer you two options for tours in Guatemala City:
1. A tour of the Plaza Mayor which includes the National Palace, the Civic Center, the Metropolitan Cathedral, Relieve Map and the National Museum of Natural History.

2. A tour of the Plaza Mayor which includes the National Palace, the Civic Center and the Metropolitan Cathedral. A visit to the archeaological site of Caminaljuyu and the Museum Mira Flores which contains objects found during the excavation of Caminaljuyu site.

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