Central Plaza, Quetzaltenango

Mingle with the locals at Central Plaza, a thriving, picturesque square in the heart of town. Acting as the city's cultural epicenter as well as a favorite meeting place, the plaza embodies authentic Quetzaltenango. Pay special attention to the square's emblematic central monolith dedicated to Rafael Álvarez Ovalle, a national figure who helped compose the Guatemalan national anthem. Bring a camera to capture grandiose neoclassical and colonial buildings flanking the plaza on all sides, including the city's historical cathedral. Take a look at our Quetzaltenango planning website to schedule your visit to Central Plaza and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Beautiful place, excellent restaurants, wonderful weather. Very bonitis European style buildings, don't forget to visit him at the end of the afternoon and a good coffee.
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  • It’s not super exciting, but it is worth going to see. Lots of people in the evening. It feels authentic. You can feed the birds. Lots of restaurants within walking distance so couple it with a meal.  more »
  • Quetzaltenango has a large student population. Compared to Antigua, this city is much more authentic.  more »
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