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The elaborate interior of this former presidential palace houses paintings and sculptures by famous Guatemalan artists.
6 Calle and 7 Ave., Guatemala City, Guatemala
+502 2232 8550
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All reviews beautiful building guided tour guatemalan history the main square ice rink palace government president architecture country independence cathedral guatemalans zone foreigners avenida plaza
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Reviewed 31 January 2019

There is a museum inside which is free to Guatemalans, but cost $6 for foreigners, who have to take a guided tour only available in Spanish. We passed on that experience, but enjoyed sitting in the square outside.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Q8830COkarenm
Reviewed 10 January 2019

It is one of the very few architecturally interesting buildings in Guatemala City, located in the center in Zone 1. There is a nice park and ice rink (!!!) next to it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jankon
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

This is located at Guatemala city center in a plaza where they have an ice rink at the moment, very nice!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nabeab
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

If your in the city going to the palace is like going to Washington Park in NYC. It’s were the markets are on the weekend there is music and cultural events. Great people watching. You can stroll 6a Avenida which is closed to traffic on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Java10990
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

If you want to learn about Guatemalan history, this is the place to go. This place have its own guides and they will give you a tour of the place, the paintings in the building are amazing and the guides are very knowledgeable and helpful.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 562rebecas
Reviewed 28 May 2018

The best of the Palacio Nacional is the building itself, arrange a proper tour with your guide or a local agency. The Plaza Mayor is right across from it and you'll be able to stroll to 6a. Avenida, the walk only avenue downtown, full of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank zmix
Reviewed 12 April 2018

The success of these tours depends on who you get as your tour guide. Ours was a man who'd name I did not get , but spoke in such a rapid-fire monotone in Spanish that it was impossible to understand much. In terms of history-...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank painter04646
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Excellent and interesting tour. Learned a great deal about history, culture, and was well worth the visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We Just invited to this special building made in 1944 i think. The ceremony was nice and we were with the president of the country. This place was made from a special kind of rock, green colored. The rooms are wonderful and the paintings and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Sierrita
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Even though the tour book I had indicated it was open daily. The exterior is worth a look see. On the other corner from the Cathedral.

Date of experience: December 2017
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3 December 2018|
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Response from ClaudiaWood52 |
Thanks. We have been to GC already and our guide said there were English tours at 11 and 2. But we happened to be there on the day of the protest so the Palace was closed. Oh well.
31 October 2016|
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Response from painter04646 | Reviewed this property |
I am disabled as well. This place is not accessible despite what the guildes say