Got out of our taxi on the main square last week, to kill some time before catching an overnight bus to Flores/Tikal. Were instantly in the middle of a gun battle! Therefore, as the square and Cathedral are only marginally interesting, (check out the square in Antigua, or Cusco, Peru, or Bogota but skip this one!) I would avoid Guatemala City entirely. We were in the city for 4 hours and had three (yes, three) "exciting" moments. Fly to Flores.
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