Central Plaza, Quetzaltenango

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • 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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  • 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 »
  • Park or central square, surrounded by buildings with lots of history and incredible architecture, worth a coffee around the Park.
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