Things to Do in Guatemala City with Children

THE 10 BEST Family & Kid Activities in Guatemala City

Things to Do in Guatemala City with Kids

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  • 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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  • Elizabeth R
    10 contributions
    This is a beautiful area with lots of shops, dining and green-spaces. Very safe, modern and a great place to walk around, browse and chat with friends.
    Written 28 November 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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  • Myo M
    Coquitlam, Canada22,316 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Marcos C
    4 contributions
    Small museum with a lot of history. Be ready to explore old trains, wagons, even presidential suites; all of which surrounded by 1940's train station.
    The museum also has small gift shop, mostly "farmer's market" stores, drinks and food.
    All of which can be done en 1 hour.
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • Britt H
    Jocotenango, Guatemala12 contributions
    If you have some time to kill in Guatemala City, this is an informative place to do it. The cost is low, sometimes even free. There is a big map in the floor that shows you what the area used to look like.
    Written 3 January 2018
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  • Diana A
    Guatemala City, Guatemala53 contributions
    This place allows kids to play in different scenarios and very dinamic for them since the workers teach them how to take care of them, how to play, etc.
    Written 13 August 2019
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  • Margareta S
    1 contribution
    Eric is a fantastic guide! He made the tour to Antigua to the most exciting experience. He speaks a very good English and is very helpful.
    Written 22 March 2022
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  • LuizDutraNeto
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,621 contributions
    This is the biggest and most important square in the whole country and has had many names along the centuries ... "Plaza Mayor, Plaza Central, Plaza de Armas, Plaza de los Lamentos, Parque Central" and, lately, "Plaza Mayor de la Constitución"! Right after the major earthquakes of 1773, known as the "Terremotos de Santa María", which destroyed the city of "Santiago de los Caballeros" (the actual "Antigua"), the Spanish authorities decided to build a new city - "Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción" (the actual "Ciudad de Guatemala") - replacing the former capital. As traditional in the colonial years, a central square was mandatory in all towns. So, "Plaza Mayor de la Constitución" dates from 1776 and its central fountain, known as "Fuente de Carlos III", was erected in 1779. The square, located in Ciudad de Guatemala's Zone 1, is the very heart of the historical district. It is sided by important buildings and parks, such as the "Palacio Nacional de la Cultura" (the former presidential palace), the "Catedral Metropolitana", the "Biblioteca Nacional de Guatemala", the "Portal del Comércio" and the "Parque Centenário". After the 1976 earthquakes, "Plaza Mayor de la Constitución" was completely renovated, with the construction of an underground parking area. Nevertheless, after the conversion of the presidential palace into a museum, the square has lost much of its past glory and political importance, but it is still an outstanding tourist attraction and should be visited! Enjoy!
    Written 6 August 2020
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  • Ronald B
    Orem, UT1,175 contributions
    The area is not fully excavated so one does not see a great deal of the old city. However, what is present is quite interesting. The grounds are used by families and worshipers on Sundays and I presume other days of the week. We had a great visit and recommend this site.
    Written 8 November 2022
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  • Nelson S
    San Salvador, El Salvador430 contributions
    Nice kind of unknown park in the middle of sone mountains outside Guatemala City, for young people is really cool do to all the xtreme tipe of games that is has; it needs to be update it and better maintained but it was a lot of fun
    Written 5 January 2020
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  • Mela B
    Guatemala City, Guatemala265 contributions
    Has a lot of stores and restaurants, you can spend a whole afternoon there and there a lot of different eating options.
    Written 11 February 2019
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