Guatemala City Vacations

Come for a weekend or stay for a week, Guatemala City, in Central Highlands, Guatemala, is the sort of place that will linger in your soul long after the vacation is over.

It’s situated about 45 miles (72 kilometers) away from Lake Atitlan and 440 miles (708 kilometers) from Oaxaca, Mexico.

While you are on a tour of Guatemala City, don’t miss out on the old religious buildings. The Antigua Guatemala Cathedral and the Antigua Cathedral are excellent local examples. Take the time to enjoy the solemn atmosphere at these remarkable places.

The Guatemala City area features some gracious civic gathering spaces; Plaza Central is one of the most-loved. Grab a shady vantage spot and spend a hour watching the passing parade before exploring the area’s other attractions.

One of the most photographed historic attractions in Guatemala City is the Kaminaljuyu. This place provides for tourists the chance to deepen their understanding of an important time in time. It’s well worth visiting this site and also other local heritage buildings for an understanding of the people and events that shaped this area.

The Guatemala City area boasts some wonderful music houses; the most popular is the much-loved Teatro Nacional. Before the performance treat yourself to a pre-show meal at one of the nearby restaurants, cafes or pubs.

For generations the private domain of the city’s wealthiest, today, the gates to Guatemala City’s most stately home are open to visitors from all over the world. The National Palace is an evocative place which brings the area’s rich cultural and social history vividly back to life.

When the weather’s fine, pay a visit to Antigua Guatemala Central Park, one of the places where visitors can breathe in the fresh air. Bring a picnic, mingle with locals, or just listen to the birdsong. This park is the perfect place to unwind.

No visit to Guatemala City is complete without exploring the animal inhabitants of La Aurora Zoo. The residents here are sure to win over the whole family so allow plenty of time to explore this unforgettable animal experience.

The natural havens in the vicinity of Guatemala City show you the animals and plants that flourish in the area. To tour one of the main local conservation reserves, head to Acatenango.

To get inspired, go and see the Antigua Guatemala Colonial Art Museum, one of the most remarkable museums in Guatemala City. For those who love galleries and art museums, this is the perfect place to spend time and learn more about art history.


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