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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  • Very cozy place, good panorama of the Cathedral and other typical construction and historical of Quetzaltenango
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  • A square definitely the prettiest in the city. A lot of people gather there in the Park in order to relax. For me the most important thing is that you can buy a lot of different local food by funny money! Recommend
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  • It is what it is, not really a destination point. A large Catholic church dominates one side of the park, businesses and market are on the other sides. Nothing really stands out as unique or significa...  more »

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