Guatemala City Attractions

Top Things to Do in Guatemala City, Guatemala

Things to Do in Guatemala City


Top Attractions in Guatemala City


From quick jaunts to full-day outings.





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What travellers are saying

  • Mario G
    5 contributions
    Very nice zoo. My kids loved it , definitely will be back here. It was worth the trip from Antigua to the Zoo. I liked the guacamayas the most.
    Written 1 October 2022
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  • Gilbert G
    Guatemala City, Guatemala4 contributions
    Many options for everyone to enjoy a great family day.
    Children and teens will see that there is always something to do and to see.
    A good amussement park for the whole family.
    The zoo is a great walk experience.
    There are many food options and the personnel are nice people.
    Written 10 October 2020
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  • Diego C
    1 contribution
    Everything is beautiful , specially Lago Atitlan and Antigua Guatemala so don't wait and go visit GUATEMALA
    Written 22 June 2022
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  • Stephen L
    Cambridge, UK474 contributions
    I loved the museum. It walks you through Maya history by time period. There are many stunning exhibits. You will not be disappointed.
    NOTE 1. If going by taxi make sure you select the correct Popol Vuh. There is more than one option
    2. There is a lovely cafe in the University grounds near the Bibliotheque/Library
    Written 24 November 2022
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  • ChuckMar73
    Miami, FL61 contributions
    This mall can rival any from the US, everything you need is here! You could spend an entire day here, the best mall in Central America by far!
    Written 7 September 2022
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  • Inga_K_K
    Quito, Ecuador350 contributions
    The textiles displayed in the museum are beautiful, alas one of the rooms was closed at the time of my visit. There were also some interesting videos showing local traditions to watch. I visited this together with the Popol Vuh museum just next door, it's a good package to absorb some Guatemalan culture (but having to chose would go for the Popol first).
    Written 13 December 2021
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  • LuizDutraNeto
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,621 contributions
    If you are visiting Ciudad de Guatemala, make sure to do not miss its high-end "Plaza Fontabella" mall, right at the heart of its affluent "Zona Rosa". With an attractive architectural project, which even includes a very Spanish "Plaza Mayor", you'll be able to shop and eat at a modern, comfortable and safe mall. Enjoy!
    Written 31 July 2020
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  • Sam W
    Gaithersburg, MD8 contributions
    Went there on a Sunday morning. Not many people there as lot of Guatemalan are in Church. Did not spend a lot of time there and did not eat there. The place is a bit shady but in general it is safe. We did ask around prior to getting there. However, we bought so many things so we had to give up spending more time there but to take an Uber back to hotel.
    Written 31 May 2022
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  • Myo M
    Coquitlam, Canada21,682 contributions
    Really "quite awesome" once stepped inside this cathedral was seeing its main aisle which I would just describe as one "packed with grandness" where along its both sides are not small but "quite sizeable" paintings depicting the life events of Christ (and with brief descriptions of the artists below from which can be determined the "historic ages" of the paintings themselves!) and also a "unique sight" (as such had been seen in no other cathedral before) which is that of "super-sized" medals likely kind of bigger versions of the medals awarded in this country for exceptional services & such. So yes, a big cathedral with quite plentiful to see inside where apart from those along the main aisle are also shrines & secondary altars (along the two length-side aisles) also with their own displays of interesting sculptures & such, this cathedral actually is one reminiscent for me of those in South America (with grand & ornate interiors in many of the "main cathedrals" of the cities) than in Central America (with just generally plain cathedral interiors from Panama & up with a few exceptions such as the Cathedral of Leon in Nicaragua & the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City).

    And with the entrance from a "pedestrian street" located on the south side, very conveniently right beside that entrance is Mercado Central (a great place for all kinds of Guatemala souvenirs & also like a food court down below for some delicious "local meals"). And yes, also definitely to stop by while at this area are the 2 sites at just a very short walk from this cathedral (to the right after coming out): the city's "main plaza" Plaza Mayor de la Constitucion (with really quite a bit of space to walk around where at about its center are a big national flag & a fountain and yes where the "west face" of this cathedral is on the Plaza's east side) and the "long building" of Palacio Nacional de la Cultura on the Plaza's north side (with 2 levels of a "fairly impressive" interior to see on an hourly-or-so "guided tour").
    Written 6 December 2020
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  • jacobom762
    Toronto, Canada56 contributions
    It is a mixed occupancy area, many hotels, a great variety of restaurants for all tastes, office space, apartment buildings, condominiums, boutiques, drug stores ( pharmacies )
    stores, etc.
    There is a Coffe shop/restaurant chain calles SAN MARTIN, affordable prices, there is also a McDonalds across the street from this place, and many hotels.
    Not to be missed are two Greek Restaurants, DEL GRIEGO and the other MYKONOS, large menus to satisfy any apetite. For Hotels you have the Radisson, The Westin, Holiday Inn, Hyatt, Courtyard by Marriott, etc
    Written 9 February 2020
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  • Cosmo
    Saratoga Springs, NY25 contributions
    We were not expecting to spend as much time as we did here. The Mayan estelas are particularly striking. There were a number of small statuettes from both the classic and post-classic periods that were well displayed. Some sections of the museum did not have descriptions in English which was a little frustrating.
    Written 17 January 2020
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  • Myo M
    Coquitlam, Canada21,682 contributions