Guatemala City Sights

There's plenty in Guatemala City to occupy you for a couple of days. A textile and an anthropological museum will enhance your appreciation of ancient and indigenous cultures and get you ready to head into the highlands or El Petén. A pair of art museums display paintings and sculpture by Guatemalan masters; one focuses on the 20th century while the other goes back to colonial days. For families

traveling with kids, there's a zoo and a children's museum. And if you're in town on a Sunday, you can stop by the Plaza Mayor, which explodes in a riot of music and color, with vendors selling handmade textiles and indigenous people wearing traditional dress. If you're lucky, you may even see one of Guatemala City's goatherds guiding his flock through the streets of the Old City and charging Q5 for a glass of fresh-squeezed milk.

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Jardín Botánico

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The small but lovely Botanical Garden at the northern end of Zona 10 contains an impressive collection of plants managed by the Universidad...

La Aurora Zoo

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It's small, but the capital's zoo is well arranged and well maintained. The facility contains several exhibit areas, including the African...

Museo Ixchel del Traje Indígena

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The city's best museum, the Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Dress, focuses on textiles of Guatemala's indigenous community, with an impressive...

Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología

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Dedicated to the history of the Maya, the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology has a large and excellent collection of Mayan...

Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno

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Surrealism and multimedia works are among the wide range of styles represented at the National Museum of Modern Art. Some of the collection...

Museo Popol Vuh

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Religious figures, animals, and mythological half-animal–half-man creatures with stolid eyes, hawkish noses, and fierce poses inhabit...

Museo de los Niños

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Via interactive exhibits, the capital's splendid Children's Museum takes the young and young-at-heart on a journey through space, the...

Zona Viva

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The so-called "lively zone" is undoubtedly the most cosmopolitan area of town. The daytime crowd is mostly business executives, but at...

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