Palacio Nacional, Guatemala City

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Historic Site · Art Museum
Take in the history and architecture at Guatemala City's crowning landmark, Palacio Nacional. The dictatorial government of Jose Ubico built this former presidential palace in the early 1940s, designed in a mix of styles ranging from Spanish Renaissance to Neoclassical. Over the decades it has seen earthquakes and government coups; today it is open for public viewing as a museum. Take a guided tour of the building to learn about its rich history and observe the ornate decor, paintings, and murals that grace the interior. Palacio Nacional is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , online itinerary creator Edition.
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  • On a "guided tour" for about 45 minutes, it was "fairly impressive" to see the 2 levels of this great building (one of a "pretty long" length to see from outside before entering) starting from its...  more »
  • At the very heart of "Ciudad de Guatemala", at its historical "Plaza de Armas" (now known as "Plaza Mayor de la Constitución"), you will find the monumental "Palacio Nacional de la República de...  more »
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  • Great place to walk around, explore and people watch. Energy is great here and you will see the mix of the hustle and bustle from the city and people relaxing at the park. Lots of protests take place here so keep that in mind.
  • A beautiful palace that is the centerpiece of a traditional Spanish square. We didn’t venture inside, but are sure it is as elegant as it is on the outside.

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