The blue-and-yellow-checked dome faces Plaza Barrios and marks the center of the city’s street grid. It was damaged by fire in 1956; the...
Government headquarters before the devastating 1986 earthquake, the ornate Palacio Nacional occupies the west side of Plaza Barrios....
The imposing Biblioteca Nacional is on the south end of Plaza Barrio.
So much more than a bakery, this downtown institution is popular for its huge comida a la vista (buffet). Just smile and point - the...
Teatro Nacional information
The Teatro Nacional, east from the cathedral along Calle Delgado, was erected in 1917 and functioned as a movie house for 50-odd years before an opulent renovation added ornate gilt boxes and red velvet galore. It's now the home of highbrow culture in the capital.