Palacio Nacional, Guatemala City
(4.3/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Guatemala City itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Guatemala City

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Guatemala City by other users

20 days in Central America BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 47 days in Central America BY A USER FROM POLAND December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Central America BY A USER FROM POLAND December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Nicaragua, Guatemala & Costa Rica BY A USER FROM SPAIN January, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Central America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: June, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Guatemala City BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Guatemala City BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Guatemala City BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Guatemala City BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Guatemala City BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Guatemala City BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This building was constructed by general Jorge Ubico, for the years of 1930. It has stained-glass windows and paintings from artists that are worth knowing.
    View original
  • My love for architecture and lack of time led to me doing the tour with a Spanish speaking tour guide. He was very accommodating and spoke slowly for my friend to translate. I learnt a lot about the l...  more »
  • There are guided tours and mosaics and sculpture to see, lovely tiled floors, everything clean and open. There's quite a bit of Guatemalan history to be learned; the separation from Spain, the eternal...  more »
Google
  • Simply Great. Is like time was Frozen. A beautiful Castle
  • Awesome... must visit!
  • Must visit!!
  • linda mi Guate mucha
  • Wonderful place!
    View original