Guatemala City Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Guatemala City

Tikal Ruins

4.5 star rating: Recommended 81 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Once a powerful seat of the Mayan empire, Tikal is now the most famous archeological site in Guatemala and one of the most-visited sets of Mayan ruins in all of Latin America. The UNESCO World ...  Read more

Lake Atitlan

4.5 star rating: Recommended 64 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

With its glistening blue waters framed by a trio of volcanic peaks and a fringe of lush greenery, Lake Atitlán is surely one of Guatemala’s most stunning natural wonders. The deepest lake in ...  Read more

Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Metropolitan Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of Guatemala City, is the main church of Guatemala City. Located in the heart of town, the main portion of it was built between 1782 and 1815. ...  Read more


4.5 star rating: Recommended 29 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Although Chichicastenango is not located in Guatemala City – it’s a two-plus hour drive – it is well worth a visit. This indigenous town is known for its market, which is held on Thursdays and ...  Read more

Constitution Plaza

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Located in the Centro Historico (Zona 1) district of Guatemala City, the Plaza de la Constitución, or Constitution Plaza, is considered the best place to kick off a tour of Guatemala City.  ...  Read more

National Palace

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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 ...  Read more

Iglesia Santo Domingo

A beautiful neoclassical church, Santo Domingo rose to fame because the Virgen del Rosario was dedicated here and crowned as the queen of Guatemala in 1933. The church took nearly two decades to ...  Read more

Irtra Mundo Petapa

Irtra Mundo Petapa is more than just another theme park; it’s the largest theme park in Central America, and also features botanical gardens, Guatemalan history, and a zoo. Exceptionally clean and ...  Read more

La Aurora Zoo

Considered to be one of the best zoos in Central America,  La Aurora opened in 1924. This small zoo offers four permanent exhibits: Africa, Asia, Granita and American. Not only does this zoo give ...  Read more

Mapa en Relieve

Get a different kind of look at Guatemala with the Relief Map, Mapa en Relieve. This larger open-air map of the entire country (and Belize) was inaugurated more than a century ago, on Oct. 29, 1905 ...  Read more

Museo Popol Vuh

Housed on campus at the Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Popol Vuh Museum contains some of the most famous collections of pre-Columbian artifacts in the country. A private research institution, ...  Read more

National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

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There are two ways to experience Mayan treasures when traveling across Guatemala: Either traipse through the jungles, down bumpy dirt roads, to ancient village sites and temples, or visit the ...  Read more

Xetulul Theme Park

Located in the Retalhuleu Department of Guatemala, Xetulul Theme Park is one of the largest amusement parks in Latin America. Together with the nearby Xocomil Waterpark, it is estimated that both ...  Read more

Xocomil Water Park

Looking for the best spot to get wet in Guatemala? Check out Xocomil Water Park, located in the Retalhuleu Department of the country. Together with nearby Xetulul Theme Park, both parks welcome over ...  Read more

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