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The Best Things to Do in Guatemala City

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Guatemala City

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Popular things to do in Guatemala City

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Zoo
La Aurora Zoo
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Historic Site
Palacio Nacional
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Shopping Mall
Paseo Cayala
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses. Though troubled by inequality, pollution, and crime, the city certainly possesses areas of interest, such as historic sites, town squares, and ancient markets, and stands at the crux of contemporary debates about development and governance in Guatemala. Tourism in Guatemala city has been growing in recent years amid efforts to regenerate certain districts. Home to many of the country's main museums and cultural venues, a number of visitors arrive in the city to learn about the nation and its people before heading out into the wilderness and exploring Guatemala's natural heritage and remote indigenous towns. Our Guatemala trip itinerary planner allows you to schedule your trip to Guatemala City, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.

Side trips from Guatemala City

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Volcano
Volcán Pacaya Antigua
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
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Art Museum
Casa Santo Domingo Museums Antigua
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Cerro de la Cruz Antigua
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Church
Iglesia de La Merced Antigua
4.6
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Guatemala City

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Natural History Museum
National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Natural History Museum
Museo Popol Vuh
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
La Merced
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Iglesia de San Francisco
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Guatemala City

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Theme Park
Mundo Petapa Irtra
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Theme Park
Divercity Guatemala
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
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Children’s Museum
Museo de los Ninos de Guatemala
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Relief Map
3.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Guatemala City

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Flea Market
Mercado Central
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Shopping Mall
Oakland Mall
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Shopping Mall
Plaza Fontabella
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Shopping Mall
Centro Comercial Majadas Once
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Guatemala City

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Specialty Museum
Museo Numismatico de Guatemala
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Museo del Ferrocarril
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Specialty Museum
Museo Miraflores
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Museum of Modern Art Carlos Merida
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

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