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. Palacio Nacional is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Guatemala City Edition.
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  • The National Palace to visit the heart of the capital not only from its historical importance but also as a Museum
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  • As former headquarters of the Guatemalan Government, it was declared a historic and artistic monument. By order of the Gral. I locate. It is beautiful to walk around inside and see paintings and sculptures.
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  • Great tour visit. Had a chance to learn quite a bit of history about guatemala and its amazing palacio nacional.  more »
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  • Former seat of the government, the palace is amazing and the tour guides are knowledgeable and efficient. Definitely worth the visit if you are in the city.
  • Simply Great. Is like time was Frozen. A beautiful Castle
  • Beautiful from outside during day and night
  • The Palace Of Guatemala. Is. Beatiful!
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