Spend a half-day visiting the best attractions in Guatemala City, including the national palace and cathedral.
- 3 hrs
- Available Days:
- Mon Tue Wed Fri Sat
- 9:00 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
This half-day tour provides travelers with a sound introduction to the culture and history of Guatemala City.
You will visit the National Palace, a former presidential palace that is now a museum. It's one of the city's most interesting sites, providing travelers with a look into Guatemala's colonial legacy. The palace has fascinating architecture and interesting artwork by several Guatemalan artists.
Next up is the Catedral Metropolitana. This neoclassical cathedral was constructed between 1782 and 1815 and has survived two earthquakes. The pillars of the church are carved with the names of people who "disappeared" during Guatemala's civil war. The interior hosts an image of the Virgen del Perpetuo Socorro that dates back to 1524.
At Parque Minerva you'll see one of the city's most unusual attractions - a massive relief map. This 21,500-square-foot (2,000-square-meter) map was created in 1905. It will give you a good understanding of Guatemala's topography, and there are several observation towers that give you a birds-eye look at the map.
At the Artisan's Market you'll explore the stalls of local artisans who travel from surrounding towns to sell their homemade wares in Guatemala City. Search for textiles, jewelry, clothing, and other items for you or your loved ones back home.
This tour also passes by the Civic Center and residential areas of Guatemala City.
The tour operators from Monday to Sunday (except Thursday). It begins at 9:00 A.M. and lasts about 3 hours.
What to Bring
Comfortable shoes and clothes, sunscreen, hat, camera, bottled water, and cash for tips, food, crafts and other souvenirs.
Guide and transportation.
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