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Palacio de los Capitanes Generales

Calle Poniente 5, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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This grand palace, parts of which are still in various stages of restoration, is home to several government offices.
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Calle Poniente 5, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

This is a large and old official building. Because it is next to the city center park with it's people and fountain it is worth a trip if in the area. It sure was not the highlight of our trip by any means.

Thank emcman
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The palace is just in the middle of the city. It is impossible to miss. One should definitely see it in the night. It is impressive.

Thank Shimnik
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Just one of the sides of the main square. Houses some government offices, and covered steps facilitate political speeches and other announcements.

1  Thank KmanWent
Reviewed 9 February 2017

large space but rather spare of items to view. It's an important building in Guatemala's history. Some parts of the building are being renovated. In history, it was the governmental center for all of Central America until 1773.

1  Thank Chuck E
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Beatiful building, could only see it from the outside though. Building takes up a whole block, it is very big, during the night they light it up very nicely.

1  Thank Melib2906
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely facade, on the Parque Central. The arches have a symmetry that's stunning, especially when lit up at night.

1  Thank jaz79h
Reviewed 22 November 2016

I rate this only an average attraction as all you can see is the outside. That's impressive in itself, especially at night when the arches are lit, but I really want to know what's behind this imposing facade.

2  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I was a little excited about this place, but it was closed during my visit. It's pretty from the outside and extremely close to the central plaza, regardless!

1  Thank Tom W
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Really beautiful building and in a lively and fun part of town. Definitely worth a look. Also I would say worth seeing at night when the arches are all lit up.

1  Thank ReviewBarracuda
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is right on the Central Park Square. Was constructed during the Spanish Colonial era approx 1545. Could not go inside, but the exterior has placards that let you know more about the illustrious history of Antiqua.

1  Thank maggie2moo2002
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