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Central Plaza

12 Av. And 4 Calle, Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala
+502 4430 2416
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Heart of Xela

This place is good spot to absorb the City of Xela. Plenty of foot traffic so great place to people... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2017
Los Angeles, California

Gorgeous square with lots of great surrounding food options! One of the most beautiful we've seen... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2017
Lara S
London, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
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This beautiful town square is a gathering place for locals, and is home to a cathedral and museum.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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12 Av. And 4 Calle, Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala
+502 4430 2416
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Reviewed April 27, 2017

This place is good spot to absorb the City of Xela. Plenty of foot traffic so great place to people watch. Also, many food options around. There's a local street food scene for cheap eats and equally good.

Thank TabsterInc
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous square with lots of great surrounding food options! One of the most beautiful we've seen. Lovely and safe

Thank Lara S
Reviewed April 20, 2017

Nice plaza with interesting buildings and people. Lots of action. Definately worth a visit, if you're in town.

Thank Dudley D
Reviewed April 17, 2017

We visited this plaza and loved it. There are so many beautiful buildings here and it is a great place to sit and eat food and people watch.

Thank KayleeShepheard
Reviewed April 17, 2017

This is a great plaza to sit and people watch. There are a few places to eat and get some tasty coffee too. The architecture of the buildings is impressive.

Thank Stephany E
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Obviously, I had bad tour guide the last time I was in Quetzaltenango, because I had no idea that the plaza had as much going on as it does. In fact, I suspect he took us somewhere else and claimed it was the Central Plaza....More

Thank heyjudithz
Reviewed April 5, 2017

It is a small Central Park with a lot of character. Many seats are available, which makes it more inviting to sit around during peak hours to watch the world slowly go by in Xela. The Passage Enrique lights up inside with candles and is...More

Thank legacyLA
Reviewed March 21, 2017

this is the most impressive plaza in Guatemala by far. It exceeds Antigua's which most American's like. The buildings are attractive architecturally and well preserved.

1  Thank Tl D
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

The buildings surrounding this area are great. The church is beautiful as well and watching the people feed the pigeons is fun as well. If you are looking for gifts you can find some nice items here

Thank bobbymoore13
Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

Quetzaltenango is not as bad as I expected, and its central plaza has potential, fringed with a succession of facades ranging from Baroque to Neo-Classical. The square is teeming with local wanderers and little stands selling pigeon feed, fried food and cheap jewelry. A few...More

1  Thank Nicolas C
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