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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  • A lovely public plaza to watch people in their element. Everyone seems to be here enjoying the space that is filled with monuments, lots of trees and is surrounded by lovely architecture. I bought a c...  more »
  • The park is surrounded by beautiful buildings. On a corner are sellers of delicious food. In the square the relaxing atmosphere because everyone there to relax
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  • The heart of xela, which has 'Parque Centro America' us positively surprised and really invites to linger and relax a. Also is the Plaza of interesting buildings and restaurants and local sellers offer local food and souvenirs. All in all had a great xela us, there are some activities in the surroundings as well as cheap and good accommodation. How long you here hold it out, probably depends on how the rather cooler climate at an altitude of ca 2000 elevation is one. Stay definitely worth a visit. The bus terminal by xela is connected to the Central Plaza with comfortable minibuses, duration 15 min and price 2Q pp xela is with chicken buses and moving from Antigua in about 4 hours and the Lago Atitlan tends to be a little more quickly accessible (from San Pedro at best even) Direct connection). Chicken at the Mexican border are designed to 'La Mesilla' 4 times daily buses, the last in the early afternoon. Shuttle to San Cristóbal de las Casas in Mexico (which has paid off in our opinion), we have for Q225 pp found in the hostel.
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