* National Palace Museum
* Central Market, Relief Map of Guatemala
* Civic Center
* Yurrita Chapel
* The Reforma Avenue and Zona Viva
From your hotel go to
North to the historic Center of the city that you reach through the
civic center, until you reach the ed of the city. The Relief Map, shows
the uneven topography of Guatemala. The map is done in scale and gives
you a good picture of the country in a huge 4000 square meters area. Then return south to reach the
Central Plaza where you can visit the Cathedral and the National Palace,
now a museum, The Central Market is within walking distance. Good
handcrafts can be found here at good prices. Still going South go to Chuch of Yurrita, then on Reforma Avenue and Zona Viva.
PRICE: USD $30 P/P
OTHER TOURS OPTIONS
The following are suggestions of tours that our visitors traveling on
their own can make, although, of course they will miss the explanations
offered by professional tour guides.
CONVENTIONAL HALF DAY TOUR
Departure 8.00am or 12.00 noon
Return 1.00 or 6.00 p.m.,
Places to visit Relief map, Main Plaza, National Palace, Cathedral
and Residential area.
Upon departure from your hotel you head for the City’s downtown area and
go to the north upon reaching the end of the Historical Center and then
take the Simeon Cañas Avenue and in the end of it you will find the
This map offers a view of Guatemala’s topography, its volcanoes and lakes
in a very exact scale work.
After this, drive back to Central Park and visit our Cathedral and The
National Palace of Culture.
Over the 6th Avenue you can take south through the once-favorite shopping
area to reach the eclectic church of Yurrita, and then take the Reforma
Avenue and Americas Avenue and see one of the most beautiful residential
areas of the city.
HALF DAY TOUR
POINTS OF INTEREST AND SHOPPING
Departure 8.00 am or 12.00 noon
Return 1.00 or 6.00 p.m.
Places to visit Relief Map, Main Plaza, National Palace, Cathedral,
Central Market, Popol Vuh and Ixchel museums
From your hotel go to the north until you reach the end of the city and
then take the Simeon Cañas Avenue and you will find the Map, which shows
the uneven topography of Guatemala.
The map is done in scale and gives you a good picture of the county. Then
return south to reach the Central Plaza where you can visit the
Cathedral, the National Palace of Culture.
The Central Market is one block away from the Main Plaza, walking to the
east, and you will find there, good handcrafts, typical costumes and
fresh vegetables and fruits, everything of course at good prices.
Still going south, take 6th Ave. and go to the Popol Vuh and Ixchel
museums; They are both located at Campus of The Univerisdad Francisco
CULTURAL HALF DAY TOUR
Departure 8.00 am or 2.00 p.m.
Return 1.00 p.m. or 6.00 p.m.
Places to visit Kaminal Juyu, Archeology, natural history and
Upon departing from your hotel take east over the Roosevelt Road towards
Kaminal Juyu, located in the outskirts of the city in the zone 7.
In this place you will find Mayan tombs and other buildings which are
buried but show uncovered and preserved areas. Then continue on o the la
Aurora National Park (close to the Airport in zone 13) where the
recommended museums are located. The archeological museum offers an
interesting variety of sculptures and clay pieces, jewelry and an
excellent model of the city of Tikal.
Move on to the Natural History museum to learn of the variety of plants
that Guatemala has to offer.
The art museum will be a good reference of the degree of development of
painting and sculpture in Guatemala.