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Mundo Petapa Irtra (Guatemala City)
Ranked #1 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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Ranked #2 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
Category: Museums
Owner description: Textiles and clothing of the Mayan people, Guatemala's indigenous community, are displayed at this outstanding museum, which... more » Owner description: Textiles and clothing of the Mayan people, Guatemala's indigenous community, are displayed at this outstanding museum, which also contains paintings, interactive weaving exhibits, a bookstore and gift shop. « less
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Museo Popol Vuh (Guatemala City)
Ranked #3 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
Category: Natural History Museums
Owner description: One of Central America's more modern museums, this natural history museum is best known for its funerary ceramics, but also... more » Owner description: One of Central America's more modern museums, this natural history museum is best known for its funerary ceramics, but also includes well-known Maya pottery pieces and other artififacts spanning the period from 2000 B.C. through colonial times. « less
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Ranked #4 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
Category: Zoos
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Childrens Museum (Guatemala City)
Ranked #5 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
Category: Museums
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La Merced (Guatemala City)
Ranked #6 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
Category: Religious Sites
Owner description: This beautiful church contains artwork that was moved from La Merced in Antigua after that building was destroyed by... more » Owner description: This beautiful church contains artwork that was moved from La Merced in Antigua after that building was destroyed by earthquakes. « less
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Gray Line Guatemala (Guatemala City)
Ranked #7 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
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Ranked #8 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
Category: Theaters
Named for a Nobel Prize winner, this theater is a popular venue for opera, theater and ballet performances.
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Museo Miraflores (Guatemala City)
Ranked #9 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
Owner description: Miraflores Museum is the first Site Museum in Guatemala City. Located right where the Ancient Maya City of Kaminaljuyu was.... more » Owner description: Miraflores Museum is the first Site Museum in Guatemala City. Located right where the Ancient Maya City of Kaminaljuyu was. It has one of the best archaeological collections of Guatemala's Valley. The Museum has 2 halls with permanent exhibitions -displaying archaeological artifacts- one showroom for temporary expositions -devoted mostly to contemporary art- and a big garden where local botanical species can be seen, while you breath fresh air in a peaceful and safe environment. A Precolumbian burial was reproduced underground, just below the pyramid, making the visit a whole new experience. There is also a living collection of spiders and snakes, with species that were very important for the Ancient Maya. At the entrance, the Museum welcomes you with a reproduction of a Precolumbian canal and a scale model of the Great City of Kamnialjuyu. The scale model is displayed in such a way that the visitor may relate the ancient buildings -buried under the actual city- with the nowadays streets and avenues. Kaminaljuyu was one of the most importat cities due to commerce, obsidian was the most important product of trade throughout Mesoamerica. Miraflores Museum is the place to visit if you want to know the origins of Guatemala City and more about our history. « less
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Ranked #10 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Government Buildings
The cantaloupe-colored post office is one of the loveliest buildings in the city.
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Metropolitan Cathedral (Guatemala City)
Ranked #11 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Religious Sites
Owner description: Built between 1782 and 1868 on the edge of Plaza Mayor, this Baroque-styled church contains ornate altars, statues and... more » Owner description: Built between 1782 and 1868 on the edge of Plaza Mayor, this Baroque-styled church contains ornate altars, statues and colonial artwork. « less
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Ranked #12 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
Category: Natural History Museums; History Museums

This museum houses a vast collection of exquisite Maya artifacts displayed in the different halls: the archaeology section has objects from the Preclassic Period, The Classic... more »

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Palacio Nacional (Guatemala City)
Ranked #13 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
Category: Historic Sites; Art Museums; History Museums
The elaborate interior of this former presidential palace houses paintings and sculptures by famous Guatemalan artists.
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Relief Map (Guatemala City)
Ranked #14 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: This scaled map and monument represents the geography of the country and shows many detailed features including lakes &... more » Owner description: This scaled map and monument represents the geography of the country and shows many detailed features including lakes & rivers, cities, roadways and other important locations. « less
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Avenida La Reforma (Guatemala City)
Ranked #15 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Zona Viva (Guatemala City)
Ranked #16 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
Category: Neighborhoods
Owner description: A swinging nightlife kicks in when the sun goes down in this cosmopolitan part of town, which by day is filled with business... more » Owner description: A swinging nightlife kicks in when the sun goes down in this cosmopolitan part of town, which by day is filled with business crowds. « less
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Iglesia de San Francisco (Guatemala City)
Ranked #17 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
Category: Religious Sites
Owner description: The intricately carved wooden altar and the statue titled Jesus Nazareno del Perdon are the highlights in this church built... more » Owner description: The intricately carved wooden altar and the statue titled Jesus Nazareno del Perdon are the highlights in this church built between 1800 and 1851 « less
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Ranked #18 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
Category: Art Museums
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X-Park (Guatemala City)
Ranked #19 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
  • Fun for kids 07/01/2012
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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Jardin Botanico (Guatemala City)
Ranked #20 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
Category: Gardens
Owner description: These beautiful gardens contain many local plants and flowers as well as some exotic specimens. It is the only botanical... more » Owner description: These beautiful gardens contain many local plants and flowers as well as some exotic specimens. It is the only botanical garden in Guatemala and was the first of its kind in Central America. « less
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Quauhquechollan (Guatemala City)
Ranked #21 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
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Union Church of Guatemala (Guatemala City)
Ranked #22 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
Category: Religious Sites

English Speaking For more than 50 years, Union Church has served the English speaking community in Guatemala. If you are looking for a place where you can grow biblically, where... more »

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La Canada (Guatemala City)
Ranked #23 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
Category: Neighborhoods
Owner description: One of the nicest districts in Guatemala City, this exclusive neighborhood is home to several foreign embassies, large... more » Owner description: One of the nicest districts in Guatemala City, this exclusive neighborhood is home to several foreign embassies, large estates and houses ranging in style from traditional Mayan to colonial to ultramodern. « less
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Ranked #24 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Parks
A popular gathering place on Sundays, this central park is filled with textile vendors, food stalls and musical performances.
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Teatro Abril (Guatemala City)
Ranked #25 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
Ranked #26 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
Category: Religious Sites
Museo del Ferrocarril (Guatemala City)
Ranked #27 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
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Ranked #28 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
Category: Museums
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Kaminaljuy (Guatemala City)
Ranked #29 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
Category: Ancient Ruins
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Torre del Reformador (Guatemala City)
Ranked #30 of 38 attractions in Guatemala Department
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Although only 75 meters tall, this landmark designed after the Eiffel Tower in Paris, is a symbol of pride for the people of... more » Owner description: Although only 75 meters tall, this landmark designed after the Eiffel Tower in Paris, is a symbol of pride for the people of Guatemala. « less
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