"Olmec Heads and Potbellies." La Democracia by euzkadi

La Democracia Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 31 photos

La Democracia is a small town located south of Guatemala city, and is famous for it´s Huge Olmec Heads and Porbellies exposed in the Main Plaza. There´s also a small museum in the Plaza. The heads were gathered from the site of Monte Alto, located nearby and one of the oldest settlements in Mesoamerica.

Street of La Democracia.

La Democracia is a Ladino town, so is less colorful than the Guatemalan indian towns.

Beautiful mountains around town.

  • Last visit to La Democracia: Oct 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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