street entertainment in guate on sundays?
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Aug 22, 2012 4:04 PM Last Post By: cubisssism_021
Aug 17, 2012 10:52 AM
street entertainment in guate on sundays?pasos y pedales - i read in a guide book that Av de las Am & Av la Ref are partially closed on sundays for street entertainment? does this still take place? and is it worth a visit?! we're only about an hour and a half away but as there isn't much else open on sundays (museum wise) wanted to make sure it was worth a trip to the city on a sunday so we don't just end up in walmart! gracias!
Aug 17, 2012 11:54 AM
1They still do it on sunday mornings in different parts of the city. And as you can read, the program it's geared towards getting people and pets to get out and exercise. And they may have a band or two playing too. Now for live entertainment you should check out the downtown area along sexta avenida. The area is safe because of a large police presence.Take a look. http://sociales.muniguate.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=58:pyp&catid=25:pasosypedales&Itemid=12
Aug 17, 2012 1:07 PM
Aug 18, 2012 9:17 AM
Aug 18, 2012 1:03 PM
4It's a great program and nice way to meet people... lots of activities, fruit drinks, dogs, just a good vibe.
It does close towards the early afternoon, but then the choice is clear: head downtown. Sunday is the most vibrant and pleasant time to be in the central city square; lots less traffic due to businesses closed, and many people sitting about chatting (lots of them who only have off on Sundays). Take a walk starting from "La Sexta" (Sixth Avenue) around 18th street, which is completely pedestrianized till you get to the park. After a stop-off there, keep heading out the other side of the park on the brand new-ly pedestrianized Paseo de Jocotenango.
Both those activities are a great way to pass a Sunday in town and will definitely give you a more accurate picture of it than anything you could read or hear!
Aug 19, 2012 4:52 PM
Aug 22, 2012 4:04 PM
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