Palacio Nacional, Guatemala City

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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. Put Palacio Nacional and other Guatemala City attractions into our Guatemala City itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I grew up wondering what was kept inside of this magnificent building, and it was not until the past decade that it opened its doors to regular citizens and tourists. For almost 60 years only governme...  more »
  • They allow tours every hour, it is a good experience to meet a Government Palace, built in the forties of the last century.
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  • The tours are good and the architecture is very nice. Also the story is interesting. What I liked a lot is where the km 0 is placed. 
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  • Simply Great. Is like time was Frozen. A beautiful Castle
  • Awesome... must visit!
  • Must visit!!
  • linda mi Guate mucha
  • Wonderful place!
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