The Municipalidad, at the northeastern end of the park, was rebuilt after the 1902 earthquake in the grandiose neoclassical style so...
Parque Centro América
Most of Xela's sights crowd in and around the broad central plaza. The original version, designed by Italian architect Alberto Porta in...
Museo de Historia Natural
The natural history museum holds a hodgepodge of Maya artifacts, vintage photos, dried leaves, old coins, marimbas, sports trophies,...
Just off the park's southwest corner, the 19th-century former Convent of Bethlehem now houses Xela's premier cultural center. Besides...
One of various snack stalls on the lower level of the central market, Doña Cristy cheerfully serves atol de elote (a hot maize...
The ornately carved facade of the Iglesia del Espíritu Santo marks the site of the original 1532 construction, which was pulverized by the quakes of 1853 and 1902. The modern Metropolitan Cathedral behind it was finished in the 1990s.