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Top Attractions in Guatemala City
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- This is a great Zoo that has many different animals. It takes about an hour and half to see everything. Definitely worth checking out when in Guatemala City.Written October 31, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Many options for everyone to enjoy a great family day.
Children and teens will see that there is always something to do and to see.
A good amussement park for the whole family.
The zoo is a great walk experience.
There are many food options and the personnel are nice people.Written October 10, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We visited for only 20 minutes at end of a tour but this is a gorgeous mixed purpose area. Residential, shopping, restaurants, activities for kids. Clean and safe. A complete surprise in the middle of Guatemala City. Next time we visit, we will stay at Bonvoy’s AC Hotel located here.Written April 3, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Great museum, totally worth to spend a couple of hours admiring the beautiful artifacts. Just prefect to plan just after arrival or before departure to the country, as it is located not far from airport. Despite the bad reputation of Guatemala city, the particular area of museum felt rather safe.Written December 13, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Contemporary mall in the center of the city. Lots of well known brand name shops and boutiques. Major restaurant and big food court. There is a movie theater Cinépolis but didn’t check it out. From the entrance to the individual stores they take extra precautions for sanitation. They take ur temperature as u come in, then sanitizer stations through out the mall. I felt very safe.Written October 22, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The textiles displayed in the museum are beautiful, alas one of the rooms was closed at the time of my visit. There were also some interesting videos showing local traditions to watch. I visited this together with the Popol Vuh museum just next door, it's a good package to absorb some Guatemalan culture (but having to chose would go for the Popol first).Written December 13, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- If you are visiting Ciudad de Guatemala, make sure to do not miss its high-end "Plaza Fontabella" mall, right at the heart of its affluent "Zona Rosa". With an attractive architectural project, which even includes a very Spanish "Plaza Mayor", you'll be able to shop and eat at a modern, comfortable and safe mall. Enjoy!Written July 31, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- A good place to eat a meal or shop for souvenirs. Prices seemed reasonable for both. Well worth a wander around to snap pics.Written December 13, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Really "quite awesome" once stepped inside this cathedral was seeing its main aisle which I would just describe as one "packed with grandness" where along its both sides are not small but "quite sizeable" paintings depicting the life events of Christ (and with brief descriptions of the artists below from which can be determined the "historic ages" of the paintings themselves!) and also a "unique sight" (as such had been seen in no other cathedral before) which is that of "super-sized" medals likely kind of bigger versions of the medals awarded in this country for exceptional services & such. So yes, a big cathedral with quite plentiful to see inside where apart from those along the main aisle are also shrines & secondary altars (along the two length-side aisles) also with their own displays of interesting sculptures & such, this cathedral actually is one reminiscent for me of those in South America (with grand & ornate interiors in many of the "main cathedrals" of the cities) than in Central America (with just generally plain cathedral interiors from Panama & up with a few exceptions such as the Cathedral of Leon in Nicaragua & the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City).
And with the entrance from a "pedestrian street" located on the south side, very conveniently right beside that entrance is Mercado Central (a great place for all kinds of Guatemala souvenirs & also like a food court down below for some delicious "local meals"). And yes, also definitely to stop by while at this area are the 2 sites at just a very short walk from this cathedral (to the right after coming out): the city's "main plaza" Plaza Mayor de la Constitucion (with really quite a bit of space to walk around where at about its center are a big national flag & a fountain and yes where the "west face" of this cathedral is on the Plaza's east side) and the "long building" of Palacio Nacional de la Cultura on the Plaza's north side (with 2 levels of a "fairly impressive" interior to see on an hourly-or-so "guided tour").Written December 6, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- It is a mixed occupancy area, many hotels, a great variety of restaurants for all tastes, office space, apartment buildings, condominiums, boutiques, drug stores ( pharmacies )
There is a Coffe shop/restaurant chain calles SAN MARTIN, affordable prices, there is also a McDonalds across the street from this place, and many hotels.
Not to be missed are two Greek Restaurants, DEL GRIEGO and the other MYKONOS, large menus to satisfy any apetite. For Hotels you have the Radisson, The Westin, Holiday Inn, Hyatt, Courtyard by Marriott, etcWritten February 9, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We were not expecting to spend as much time as we did here. The Mayan estelas are particularly striking. There were a number of small statuettes from both the classic and post-classic periods that were well displayed. Some sections of the museum did not have descriptions in English which was a little frustrating.Written January 17, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- On a "guided tour" for about 45 minutes, it was "fairly impressive" to see the 2 levels of this great building (one of a "pretty long" length to see from outside before entering) starting from its "inner courtyard" (also another similar one later on) to the great-sized & colorful murals beside 2 stairways (of which I was quite impressed by the one depicting a battle scene or such between the Spanish & the natives which is just "quite a detailed one" with plenty of human figures) to 2 rooms on the 2nd level each with "a fair amount of splendor" inside (one room with like a perfectly-kept big national flag on the wall straight ahead & an impressive dome above, and the other room with a number of beautiful stained-glass drawings on windows) back to the 1st level to go through some gallery-like area (with modern art paintings) and finally finishing the tour at the museum-like area back near the entrance (where on display some more paintings, a number of antique-type items & a "pretty-good-sized" miniature of this palace which I would also describe as a smaller "identical version" of this building due to its impressive craftsmanship!). And, it was overall a "nice work" by the lady who conducted the tour making sure that we saw all needed to be seen, and yes such a tour is a good idea I would say for this building with its interior kind of "spread out" (compared to the 2 other "national palaces" visited later in Mexico, namely in Merida & Mexico City, with their interior settings more-or-less similar to this palace but with "more limited" areas to walk around which can be done easily on one's own).
Located on the north side of the city's "main plaza" Plaza Mayor de la Constitucion, also to have a worthwhile time is on the "nicely spacious" plaza itself (with a fountain & a big national flag in the middle where there's also a "raised platform" to go up, and also with just plenty of pigeons seen at the time spread out all over its ground), and yes definitely should not be missed along with the Palace & Plaza is the city's "main cathedral" Catedral Metropolitana on the Plaza's east side (with its "main aisle" one of greatness lined with nice-sized paintings & "super-sized" medals of such never seen at any other cathedral). And if you're for some souvenir shopping & "local meals", a very nice place for those is Mercado Central in just a close vicinity to the Plaza (by turning left onto the "pedestrian street" from the far-left corner after the walk across the Plaza from this palace).Written December 12, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Guatemala City doesn't have many "must see" attractions -- especially with many museums closed by COVID. We visited the relief map while waiting for our departure test results and were pleasantly surprised. A fitting conclusion to our 3-week road trip around the country.Written December 14, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- If you want a true cultural experience among Guatemalans, take a stroll down 6th Avenue. You can window shop, look for a place to have coffee or lunch, and get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life in the capital city. Try the Pan Am Hotel for lunch--wonderful food choices in a historic, stately hotel, with authentic Guatemalan touches.Written July 10, 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This place allows kids to play in different scenarios and very dinamic for them since the workers teach them how to take care of them, how to play, etc.Written August 13, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Frequently Asked Questions about Guatemala City
- The best day trips from Guatemala City according to Tripadvisor travelers are:
- Tikal Day Trip by Air from Guatemala City with Lunch
- Private Full-Day Lake Atitlan Tour
- Tikal From Guatemala
- Visit Hobbitenango Themed Park + Antigua Guatemala
- Climb Active Pacaya Volcano - Collective Tour