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 and created by Lieutenant Colonel and Engineer Francisco Vela and Engineer Claudio Urrutia.
Not only does the map feature cities, but there are also rivers – some complete with running water – and other natural landmarks which makes Guatemala’s landscape unique.
Located in the Parque Minerva, of interest is a railing with six medallions – the National Shield, Central American Shield, The Quetzal, Ceiba, The Prosperity, and (in every column), the monogram of the Republic of Guatemala and Spain.
The site gets crowded on the weekends, particularly Sundays when the main street is closed from 10am to 2pm for Pasos y Pedales, allowing people to walk or bike on the street.
Around August 15, there is a fair installed in the area which can add crowds and activities to an afternoon at the park.
To get to the park, take bus V-21 north on 7a Av.