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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  • September 19, 2017
    I would like to make a better overview of the place but unfortunately I visited him the day that entered the torches, there was a demonstration, it was very dirty and noisy. The facade of the Cathedral is beautiful but they put across so many sales that never fail to appreciate it. The new Cathedral is very nice and has some interesting stained-glass windows. After 15 minutes the Park we went because it came a demonstration.
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  • July 9, 2017
    The place is beautiful. A little dirty. To the side is the Cathedral which has a beautiful façade and an interior that is worth knowing.
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  • July 3, 2017
    I really like this plaza and I run around it in the morning. There's also a cool bridge, with lots of steps to run - 2 blocks away. :) The cathedral is interesting, as well as the buildings around it....  more »

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