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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  • A work icons of Uvico, another of the many buildings that the President built in the capital. It has rides newspapers, guides know the place although they are somewhat peculiar. Murals, lamps, the original design, the building itself, are the most remarkable, specially developed, luxurious and visionary for his time and country.
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  • Go to the historic centre is a must-see. Your input is always with guide and for foreigners has cost. The tour does not take longer than 45 minutes, the guide tells interesting facts about the history of the Palace.
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  • The success of these tours depends on who you get as your tour guide. Ours was a man who'd name I did not get , but spoke in such a rapid-fire monotone in Spanish that it was impossible to understand ...  more »
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  • Its a nice spot sorrounded with culture and history
  • Great palace. Really nice inside as well.
  • Beautiful place to visit
  • A piece of Art so much beautiful from the inside to the outside!
  • 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.
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