Palacio Nacional, Guatemala City

4.3
#1 of 14 in Museums in Guatemala City
Take in the history and architecture at Guatemala City's crowning landmark, Palacio Nacional. The dictatorial government of Jose Ubico built this former presidential palace in the early 1940s, designed in a mix of styles ranging from Spanish Renaissance to Neoclassical. Over the decades it has seen earthquakes and government coups; today it is open for public viewing as a museum. Take a guided tour of the building to learn about its rich history and observe the ornate decor, paintings, and murals that grace the interior. Palacio Nacional is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Guatemala City Edition.
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  • The building was undergoing maintenance and we were not able to view the front, however the back was visible.  more »
  • Avenue 6 is the main attraction of the center of Guatemala, from the mail building to the national palace and the market are the most popular sectors of the center, do not trust anyone and have a lot of malisia, it is not dangerous but you have to be careful.
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  • Great history and good guide, one point should be noted, only in Spanish so if you have a basic understanding or fully fluent, you're okay. If not, please take someone to translate. Very informative, clean and awesome detail.
  • Worth a visit. Very nice and the tour guide is very knowledgeable. Strongly recommend a visit
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