"Guatemala City" Top 5 Page for this destination Guatemala City by Jim_Eliason

Guatemala City Travel Guide: 177 reviews and 403 photos

Guatemala City is a sprawling city with a mix of modern, colonial and 3rd world architecture. Due to its high elevation, its climate is very mild. It has enough attractions for 2-3 days of visit. Beware though, I visited on holy week and although there were interesting festivals, most of the museums were closed.

  • Last visit to Guatemala City: Mar 2008
  • Intro Updated Dec 6, 2008
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Nice tips on Guatemala City. I somehow never realized they've had so many earthquakes over there.

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Wish we had found the time to see a little more of the city on our recentt rip to Guatemala

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2010 at 10:40 AM

    The architecture surprised me, especially the Iglesia Yurt, and huge palace. You presented this city very nicely and pictures complement the great comments

  • May 17, 2010 at 7:02 PM

    While you are there, try the French restaurant next door, up a long driveway, run by a Yurita relative. Good food if it is open

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2008 at 8:22 AM

    The National Palace with its striking architecture and the Centro Civico with lovely fountains are both impressive...thanks for the tips, Jim.

  • tere1's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2008 at 11:36 AM

    Very nice page and pictures:). Guatemala is one of my "must" visit countries.

  • zlatiq's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2008 at 1:12 PM

    did u take the "chicken bus" to antigua guatemala?


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