Central Plaza, Quetzaltenango

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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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  • In the Park you find everything to do, not so much for children, but for adults. To her around there are good restaurants, bars with good music and atmosphere, street sales where you can drink and eat food of the place, is the theater which is a beauty... can not stop going
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  • It is a small Central Park with a lot of character. Many seats are available, which makes it more inviting to sit around during peak hours to watch the world slowly go by in Xela. The Passage Enrique ...  more »
  • this is the most impressive plaza in Guatemala by far. It exceeds Antigua's which most American's like. The buildings are attractive architecturally and well preserved.  more »