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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  • The National Palace of culture is a fabulous place, where you can see and enjoy architecture, stained glass windows, blacksmithing, Interior fountains, and everything you can imagine, this beautiful Palace of the Republic of Guatemala
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  • Impressive Government Palace in Guatemala City, monumental construction and design, beautiful facade and historical place. A hidden historical gem in this beautiful city.  more »
  • Most tourists going directly into other areas of the city, but in my case you city Antigua tourism if you're able to just take a look at the many sights in the vicinity heard.
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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!
  • Must visit!!

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