Must-see entertainment in Guatemala

  • La Bodeguita del Centro

    Guatemala City

    There's a hopping, creative local scene in Guatemala City, and this large, bohemian hangout is one of the best places to connect with it. There's live…

  • Teatro Municipal


    Quetzaltenango's grand neoclassical theater north of the center is the main venue for plays, concerts and dance performances. An elaborate two-tiered…

  • TrovaJazz

    Guatemala City

    Jazz, blues and folk fans should look into what's happening here.

  • Centro Cultural de España

    Guatemala City

    The Spanish Cultural Center hosts an excellent range of events, including live music, film nights and art exhibitions, mostly with free admission. See the…

  • Bari


    One of several nightspots opposite the Teatro Municipal, Bari hosts live acoustic and Latin music every Wednesday to Sunday. Performances tend to start at…

  • Teatro Roma


    This palace of culture is a showcase primarily for comedy revues and plays, with the occasional dance program.

  • Café-Bar Ubafu


    Probably the most dependable nightlife option in town, though it's liveliest on weekends.

  • Cinépolis Oakland Mall

    Guatemala City

    This large multiplex in one of the city's fanciest malls shows mostly Hollywood hits.

  • Casa No'j


    Just off the park's southwest corner, the 19th-century former Convent of Bethlehem now houses Xela's premier cultural center. Besides photo and art…

  • Cine Capitol Royal

    Guatemala City

    Shows a range of Hollywood movies, sometimes in English with Spanish subtitles. This mall can be dicey after dark.

  • Cine Blue Angel


    Less a cinema than an over-sized lounge, the Blue Angle screens two mostly English-language commercial and arthouse films a night.

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