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This stoic structure in the heart of Guatemala’s capital city was built in 1939 entirely by local hands and using only local materials. As a result, the National Palace offers up an homage to Guatemalan heritage and is ranks tops among the buildings prized by locals. Its green-tinged exterior is a nod to the favorite color of the former dictator’s wife, and the result of concrete and copper used to cover the exterior to avoid painting. As a result, it’s affectionately known by some locals as 'The Big Guacamole.'

An impressive bronze plate at the entrance to the Palace marks a spot known as 'Kilometer 0.' According to residents, this is the official starting point of all roads in Guatemala. Travelers will find a beautiful courtyard at the center of the five-story building, which is surrounded by five archways on every side. A touching Monument to Peace is located in the center of the palace to commemorate the end to the nation’s most recent civil war. Because the National Palace is also home to a national museum, travelers will find unique and historically significant artifacts like the first switchboard and hand painted murals depicting scenes from the nation’s past. Be sure to check out the stained-glass windows along the presidential balcony and the palace salon, used only for ceremonial events.

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Guatemala City Tour

Guatemala City Tour

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As one of the largest cities in Central America, Guatemala City can be intimidating to tackle on your own. This guided tour removes the challenge and introduces you to Guatemala City highlights in just a few hours: check out colonial homes, theaters, churches, and more, all with the benefit of a guide to tell you about the sights as you pass.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Guatemala City Complete Day Private Tour

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Guatemala City Complete Day Private Tour

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The Guatemala City Tour by a native travel guide is the safest way to know the city. Our travel guide drive you around all the highlights and historical points of the city, with a nice and comfortable vehicle. Your safety is our greatest concern. Immerse in the mystical Mayan civilization with a visit to The Archeological Museum with a unique explanation of all the magical pieces that conforms the History of Guatemala. Then we drive around the city most famous streets and zones only to stop in the Historical Center of Guatemala City, for a three-hour visit to the Market, Main Cathedral, The National Palace, Plaza la Constitution, the 6th avenue and more.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.00
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$145.00
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Full-Day Guatemala City Sightseeing Tour

Full-Day Guatemala City Sightseeing Tour

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Take an unexpected excursion through Guatemala City, discovering its unique mid-century architecture, bustling markets and fascinating museums, during this 8-hour excursion. Start with driving tour of city’s main avenues and its National Palace before admiring Guatemala City’s collection of 50s and 60s architecture like the Supreme Court Building and City Hall. During your visit you’ll also get a taste for daily life and shop for souvenirs at the city’s central market and explore Guatemalan history at the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Your Guatemala City trip includes a guide, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.80
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$71.80
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Guatemala City Half Day Private Tour

Guatemala City Half Day Private Tour

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The Guatemala City Tour by a native tour guide is the safest way to know the city. Our tour guide drives you around all the highlights and historical points of the city, with a nice and comfortable vehicle. Immerse in the mystical Mayan civilization with a visit to The Archaeological Museum with a unique explanation of all the magical pieces that conform the History of Guatemala. Then we drive around the city most famous streets and zones only to stop in the Historical Center of Guatemala City, for a two-hour visit to the Market, Main Cathedral, The National Palace, Constitution Plaza and the 6th avenue.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.54
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Historic and Cultural Tour of Guatemala City - Panoramic & Walking Experience

Historic and Cultural Tour of Guatemala City - Panoramic & Walking Experience

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Without a guided tour of Guatemala City, you might overlook the many museums, historical monuments, and public plazas that make Guatemala’s capital city a thriving cultural hub. This guided tour introduces you to must-see Guatemala City attractions like Plaza Mayor with the convenience of included transportation—one of the biggest deterrents from exploring on your own—plus includes loads of information about Guatemala’s history and culture from a certified tour guide.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$125.00
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Half Day Guatemala City Tour

Half Day Guatemala City Tour

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It would be a crime to visit Guatemala and miss out on its capital city. Discover the metropolis' touristic highlights and vibrant culture in just four hours on a small-group tour. In only half a day, you visit the National Palace, cathedral, and Civic Center Complex, along with residential areas. Comfortable air-conditioned transportation begins and ends at your accommodation, which spares you the stress and expense of taxis and public transit.
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  • 4 hours
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Guatemala City Private Panoramic Tour + Museums Visit

Guatemala City Private Panoramic Tour + Museums Visit

On this tour, you can appreciate the main cultural, residential, commercial, and economic infrastructure of the city. There will be a panoramic journey of the most important streets and avenues of the city, like the Civic Center and its surroundings. Later, a visit to the Main Square, the Cathedral Church, and the Old Presidential Palace (Only From Outside). Following, you will be taken to a restaurant of your choice to have lunch. In the afternoon you'll visit the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Or Popol Vuh museum which are the best museums with the biggest collection of Mayan artifacts in the whole county. Later, the tour will end at the Arts and Crafts Market (Mercado de Artesanías).
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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Private: Guatemala City History Tour

Private: Guatemala City History Tour

Get the complete Guatemalan experience by visiting its capital in an authentic and traditional tour: Gastronomy and traditions combined with the economic, political, and cultural center.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
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Pacaya Volcano at night and Guatemala City Private Tour

Pacaya Volcano at night and Guatemala City Private Tour

This tour is the best way to enjoy your day, first we visit Guatemala City historical center, we will walk the central plaza, the central market, The Cathedral of San Jose, National Palace and the 6 avenue, after looking the amazing central plaza of Guatemala City we drive to Pacaya Volcano, this 1 hour and 30 minutes middle start just before the sunset, so we can climb with some day light to appreciate the fauna and flora of the region, once we arrive at the lava rivers we will stay there to see the sunset and all the lava that appear once the sun goes down, while there we will have a small dinner and some marshmallows roasted with the lava. After more than an hour there we start going back to the base camp and then back to your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.89
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GUATEMALA City & ANTIGUA Guatemala, 1 Full Day Each.

GUATEMALA City & ANTIGUA Guatemala, 1 Full Day Each.

This tour is going to be full of history, get to know the two main cities that Guatemala has had in all its years of existence after the Spaniard conquest. Guatemala City is our attraction for the first day. You will appreciate the main cultural, residential, commercial and, the economical infrastructure of the city. The old downtown, including The Main Square, The Cathedral Church, the Old Presidential Palace (from outside). In the afternoon We can visit either National Archeology Museum Or POPOL VUH & IXCHEL Museums. 2nd. Day: ANTIGUA: Stop at the CERRO DE LA CRUZ Lookout, to see Antigua City and Valley from above. We´ll move to the Main Square, Cathedral Church, The Regent´s Palace, The General Captain Palace. The Merchant´s street, Santa Catalina´s Arch, and La Merced Church will be visited, Santo Domingo Monastery, Jade Museum and Factory too. In The Afternoon: Chocolate MUSEUM and Handcraft Market.
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  • 2 days
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$260.00
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Holy week Day tour in Guatemala City

Holy week Day tour in Guatemala City

Although Semana Santa is when most visitors travel to Antigua, it’s not the only place to experience the Easter celebrations in Guatemala. The Holy Week is the commemoration of the passion (last days) and death of Jesus Christ through processions. Holy Week can be a good time to visit Guatemala City. The historical center will be filled with beautiful and solemn religious processions and colorful sawdust carpets as well. Grab your camera and capture the meaningful moments that you´ll see in this heartwarming tour. You can start taking this tour during The Easter season—known as Lent—which begins on Ash Wednesday (February 17th, 2021) with Decorated churches and special vigils, or explore the City’s Holy Week starting March 28th. All the religious floats during the holy week are a "not to miss" when you visit Guatemala. But there are 4 special processions you should keep in mind when booking your tour: - Palm Sunday - Good Friday - Holy Saturday - Easter Sunday
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  • 7 hours
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Night of Gin and Legends of Guatemala

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Night of Gin and Legends of Guatemala

Traveling and having new experiences make the heart grow fonder. This time we invite you to live a night like no other. We will make the best-known legends of Guatemala come to life on this tour through Guatemala City. Know the places full of stories from the afterlife, characters that steal the soul, and oral traditions that will make your hair stand on end. After this out-of-this-world experience, there's no better way to close with a flourish than cheering with Gin-based cocktails named after the most famous legends. There´s going to be a world-class bartender waiting for us in the bar of one of the most luxurious hotels in the city. A mixology class is waiting for you. The chance of preparing your best-tasting cocktails, enjoying the views of the city from the balcony, and cheering with your loved ones is something you don't want to let go of. So don't miss another minute without experiencing this charming tour.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$75.00
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since National Palace can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 12 National Palace tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to National Palace costs USD 27.00. Guided National Palace tours start around USD 27.00 per person. See all 12 National Palace tickets and tours on Viator.
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