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Palacio Nacional de la Cultura
On the north side of the Parque Central is this imposing presidential palace, built between 1936 and 1943 during the dictatorial rule of...
Located behind the cathedral, this was one of the city's major markets for food and other daily necessities until the building was...
The Parque Central, officially the Plaza de la Constitución, is an excellent starting point to begin your journey onto other sights,...
This atmospheric old drinking den serves fine draft beer and free tapas. Che Guevara was once a patron. Sit at the long wooden bar or...
Restaurante Long Wah
With friendly service and decorative red-painted arches, the Long Wah is a good choice from Zona 1's other concentration of Chinese...
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North of Zona 1, Zona 2 is mostly a middle-class residential district, but it's worth venturing along to Parque Minerva to see this huge open-air map of Guatemala showing the country at a scale of 1:10,000. The vertical scale is exaggerated to 1:2000 to make the volcanoes and mountains appear dramatically higher and steeper than they really are.
Constructed in 1905 under the direction of Francisco Vela, it was fully restored and repainted in 1999. Viewing towers afford a panoramic view. This is an odd but fun place, and it's curious to observe that Belize is still represented as part of Guatemala. It's an easy walk (or short cab ride) from the Parque Central.