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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  • Go on the guided tour on Saturdays, if you speak Spanish it's amazing and incredibly beautiful. The tour is brief and very guided but still definitely worth stopping by. They run only Saturdays 9, 10,...  more »
  • Situated in the City Centre of Guatemala City, this palace is a palace in true sense. The decor, the marbled flooring, the chandeliers, the murals truly represents what a palace is and you are impress...  more »
  • The view from the outside is impresive enough, but it is nothing compared to what you will find inside the building. You will get transported back in time to 1940's. Its archiquecture, ornament, lamps...  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!
  • Must visit!!