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  • Address: 5A Calle, Guatemala City, Guatemala

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National Palace Tours

This stoic structure in the heart of Guatemala’s capital city was built in 1939 entirely by local hands and using only local materials. As a result, the National Palace offers up an homage to Guatemalan heritage and is ranks tops among the buildings prized by locals. Its green-tinged exterior is a nod to the favorite color of the former dictator’s wife, and the result of concrete and copper used to cover the exterior to avoid painting. As a result, it’s affectionately known by some locals as 'The Big Guacamole.'
An impressive bronze plate at the entrance to the Palace marks a spot known as 'Kilometer 0.' According to residents, this is the official starting point of all roads in Guatemala. Travelers will find a beautiful courtyard at the center of the five-story building, which is surrounded by five archways on every side. A touching Monument to Peace is located in the center of the palace to commemorate the end to the nation’s most recent civil war. Because the National Palace is also home to a national museum, travelers will find unique and historically significant artifacts like the first switchboard and hand painted murals depicting scenes from the nation’s past. Be sure to check out the stained-glass windows along the presidential balcony and the palace salon, used only for ceremonial events. 

Practical Info

The National Palace is located off the Parque Central in the center of the city. English language tours are conducted daily at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Private Tour: Guatemala City Morning or Afternoon Tour, Guatemala City, null
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Private Tour: Guatemala City Morning or Afternoon Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Tour the largest city of Central America with a local guide to see important landmarks such as the National Palace of Culture, Metropolitan Cathedral, the ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Guatemala City Sightseeing Tour, Guatemala City, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Guatemala City Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

See Guatemala City’s top attractions on an afternoon sightseeing tour. It’s a great way to orient yourself with the city, and it keeps your morning free! Tour ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $34.00
Guatemala City and Antigua Full-Day Sightseeing Tour, Guatemala City, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Guatemala City and Antigua Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Explore Guatemala’s top two cities — Guatemala City and Antigua — in one full day of sightseeing that combines a vehicle tour and a walking tour. In the ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Private Tour: Guatemala City and Historical Center Discovery, Guatemala City, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: Guatemala City and Historical Center Discovery

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Located at 1,600 meters above sea level offers a temperate climate all year round and with a host of cultural and entertainment activities. This 7 hour ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.00
Full Day Tour of Guatemala City, Guatemala City, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Full Day Tour of Guatemala City

On this tour you can appreciate the main cultural, residential, commercial, and economical infrastructure of the city. There will be a panoramic journey of ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Full-Day Guatemala City Sightseeing Tour, Guatemala City, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Guatemala City Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

The tour can begin from Guatemala City or Antigua depending where you are staying. It begins with a visit to the Hotel Zone heading towards the city center.  ...  Read more

Location: Antigua or Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.00

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