Museo de Historia Natural
The once-crumbling cathedral has been rebuilt in recent decades. The facade of the colonial building has been preserved, and a modern...
Parque Centro América
Most of Xela's sights crowd in and around the broad central plaza, known as the Parque Centro América. The original version, designed by...
Tranvía de los Altos
This pseudo-streetcar does various circuits of the city, complete with knowledgeable commentary (in Spanish) and cheesy sound effects....
Just off the park's southwest corner, this colonial relic now houses Xela's premier cultural center. Besides photo and art exhibits, it...
Plenty of típica Xela fare on offer at this locally popular dining hall – try the quichom, a spicy chicken concoction. Lunch comes...
Museo de Historia Natural information
Lonely Planet review
Housed in the Casa de la Cultura, the Museo de Historia Natural comprises a fascinating collection. Exhibits include the history of the Maya, the liberal revolution in Central American politics and the Estado de Los Altos, of which Quetzaltenango was once the capital. Marimbas, the weaving industry, and other local artifacts also claim places here.