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Feed the birds while you're there!

If you go to the square in the afternoon, you'll see a small gaggle of women selling bird seed for... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
roxzannethewanderer
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Kansas City, Missouri
Bring a book or just watch Xela pass by

A lovely public plaza to watch people in their element. Everyone seems to be here enjoying the... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2018
CalvinSt
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Brooklyn, New York
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This beautiful town square is a gathering place for locals, and is home to a cathedral and museum.
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12 Av. And 4 Calle, Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walk around. Be away of your wallet. Many people - locals and turists meet there. Place to stay for coffe or just sit in park.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank spela elizabeta S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much to be done, but if you are in this area nice seeing. Lots of restaurants within walking distance. In the evening there are some street food vendors with interesting food choices.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nrajic2003
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

It’s not super exciting, but it is worth going to see. Lots of people in the evening. It feels authentic. You can feed the birds. Lots of restaurants within walking distance so couple it with a meal.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 704mam
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Quetzaltenango has a large student population. Compared to Antigua, this city is much more authentic.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

If you go to the square in the afternoon, you'll see a small gaggle of women selling bird seed for next to nothing. Buy a few bags and feed the birds after you pick up some coffee across from the square! Better yet, do what...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank roxzannethewanderer
Reviewed July 2, 2018

A lovely public plaza to watch people in their element. Everyone seems to be here enjoying the space that is filled with monuments, lots of trees and is surrounded by lovely architecture. I bought a coffee across the street and read my book for hours...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CalvinSt
Reviewed March 6, 2018

Well, if you are already in Quetzaltenango it's worth taking a walk to the Central Plaza. Sunday is the best day because traffic and congestion are about 50% less. Be careful at curbs and remember when crossing streets in Xela that drivers do not care...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Roganblat
Reviewed March 3, 2018

It is a bit noisy and dirty. But a lot more clean than the average Guatemalan city. When there are markets, there is a lot of good street food

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Nicholas K
Reviewed January 27, 2018

The Central Plaza is not really a plaza to relax in and read a book or smell the flowers. It is best described as the center of the compass for Xela It is a great place to navigate to and from. There is a working...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank chey_baybee
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Relaxing place to hang out. Surrounded by banks and stores. Some nice statues and busts. Also a rotunda.

Date of experience: January 2018
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