Summary of The Day: "La Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción," or Guatemala City, is political, religious, and cultural center to Guatemala. This metropolis of about 4 million people is home to a unique blend of colonial architecture and modern buildings that, alongside its important museums and historical monuments, offers visitors a unique experience.
After picking you up from the hotel, we'll begin our Guatemala City tour. First we will visit Las Americas Avenue, which is named after the reform drawn in the late nineteenth century, due to the formation of the Organization of American States on April 30th, 1948. The area comprising of the Avenue of the Americas was demarcated in several farms in the early decade of the 50’s with the intention of dedicating land to the American continent.
We will then continue to the Civic Center of the City, a set of buildings constructed between the 50’s and 60’s and includes: the Supreme Court of Justice, the Ministry of Public Finance, City Hall, the Social Security, the Bank of Guatemala, the National Mortgage Bank, and the Guatemalan Tourism Commission. The Bank of Guatemala is decorated with high relief murals by Dagoberto Vasquez describing the history of the country, and also includes a mosaic by Carlos Merida.
Next we continue to the Major Plaza of the Constitution. This Plaza is the heart of the Historic Center of the city. It is surrounded by important monuments such as the National Palace (now the Cultural National Palace and museum), the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Portal of Commerce and Centenarian Park. A few steps away are the National Library, the Periodicals Library and the General Archive of Central America. The tour includes a visit to the Central Market, which is located behind the Metropolitan Cathedral, in the basement of the Tabernacle Plaza. There, visitors can buy a variety of art and handicrafts from all over the country; ceramics, textiles, leather, wood, and silver.
Then we'll continue to Paseo Cayala, 63 acres of land that combines various concepts of housing, dining, shopping, entertainment and business districts. A destination for dining, shopping or entertainment with more than 90 business concepts from cafes, shops and restaurants; a special place to share with a cultural agenda and activities all year round,
The tour concludes at Paseo Cayala and from this point we will make our way back to the hotel. Feel free to stay here as long as you'd like and return to your hotel on your own later on or continue to the hotel.
|Hotel Ajau||8a. Avenida 15-62 Zona 1,Guatemala City|
|Hotel Barceló Guatemala||7 Avenida, 15-45. Zona 9,Guatemala City|
|Hotel Best Western Stofella||2 Avenida 12-28 Zona 10,Guatemala City|
|Hotel Biltmore||15 Calle 0-31 zona 10,Guatemala City|
|Hotel Ciudad Vieja||3 - 67, 8A Calle zona 10,Guatemala City|
|Hotel Clarion Suites||14 Calle A zona 10,Guatemala City|
|Hotel Crown Plaza Las Americas||Avenida Las Americas 9-08 zona 13,Guatemala City|
|Hotel Grand Tikal Futura||Calzada Roosvelt 22-43 zona 11,Guatemala City|
|Hotel Hilton Garden Inn||13 Calle 7-65 zona 9,Guatemala City|
|Hotel Holiday Inn||1ª avenida 13-22 zona 10,Guatemala City|
|Hotel Intercontinental||14 calle 2-51 zona 10,Guatemala City|
|Hotel La Inmaculada||14 Calle 7-88 Zona 10,Guatemala City|
|Hotel Mercure Casa Veranda||12 calle 1 24 zona 10,Guatemala City,01010|
|Hotel Panamerican||9A Calle 5-63 zona 1,Guatemala City|
|Hotel Radisson Hotel & Suites||12-46, 1 Avenida A zona 10,Guatemala City,01010|
|Hotel San Carlos||Av. La Reforma 7-89, Zona 10,Guatemala City|
|Hotel Vista Real||Km 9, Carretera Al Salvador,Guatemala City|
|Hotel Westin Camino Real||14 Calle 0-20 zona 10,Guatemala City|
|Adult (12 - 99)||USD $29.00|
|Child (3 -11)||USD $20.00|
*Minimum of 2 passengers (adults) is required for the tour to run. If the minimum size is not reached, the tour is subject to cancellation and all tickets are refunded or rescheduled.|
* Adult: 12 years of age or older
* Child: 3-11 years of age
* Infant: 0-2 years of age
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