Central Plaza, Quetzaltenango

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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. Put Central Plaza and other Quetzaltenango attractions into our Quetzaltenango trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Lots of people watching and old architecture. We happened to be in Xela during the feria of Rosaria - there were hundreds of food stalls, street puppeteers, souvenir stands, kiddy joy rides. It was su...  read more »
  • I can say I like quetzalteco, that this single Park brings me pleasant memories and that I want them to live again and again.
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  • Quetzaltenango is the most European of Guatemalan cities, including some fine Italian architecture. The Municipal Palace and other edifices that surround the plaza have a distinct European vibe, if a ...  read more »
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