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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.
Tours to Palacio Nacional
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Palacio Nacional Reviews
we admired the Palacio from the outside and also got to see the changing of the guards. it was amazing, the history was awesome. more »
En el mes de Julio se encontraba en Restauración la fachada ubicada al frente de la Plaza de la Constitución, por lo que no pudimos admirarlo, más aun que nuestra visita fué por la noche. Recomiendo i... more »In the month of July was in Restoration the facade located in front of the Plaza de la Constitución, so we could not admire it, even more so that our visit was in the evening. I recommend going for days and business hours and doing the guided tour. Enjoy the National Palace because: THE LIFE... it's a TRAVEL!
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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