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The elaborate interior of this former presidential palace houses paintings and sculptures by famous Guatemalan artists.
6 Calle and 7 Ave., Guatemala City, Guatemala
+502 2232 8550
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All reviews national palace beautiful building guatemalan history guided tour the main square great history government murals president country lamps cathedral independence avenida structure colonial
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

If your in the city going to the palace is like going to Washington Park in NYC. It’s were the markets are on the weekend there is music and cultural events. Great people watching. You can stroll 6a Avenida which is closed to traffic on...More

Thank Java10990
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

If you want to learn about Guatemalan history, this is the place to go. This place have its own guides and they will give you a tour of the place, the paintings in the building are amazing and the guides are very knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank 562rebecas
Reviewed 28 May 2018

The best of the Palacio Nacional is the building itself, arrange a proper tour with your guide or a local agency. The Plaza Mayor is right across from it and you'll be able to stroll to 6a. Avenida, the walk only avenue downtown, full of...More

Thank zmix
Reviewed 12 April 2018

The success of these tours depends on who you get as your tour guide. Ours was a man who'd name I did not get , but spoke in such a rapid-fire monotone in Spanish that it was impossible to understand much. In terms of history-...More

Thank painter04646
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Excellent and interesting tour. Learned a great deal about history, culture, and was well worth the visit.

Thank pjlm2015
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We Just invited to this special building made in 1944 i think. The ceremony was nice and we were with the president of the country. This place was made from a special kind of rock, green colored. The rooms are wonderful and the paintings and...More

Thank Sierrita
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Even though the tour book I had indicated it was open daily. The exterior is worth a look see. On the other corner from the Cathedral.

1  Thank lcb5310
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Imagine my pleasure when people tell me not to go because "it's just a a capital city" and I can see this beautiful government building! Hosts a stunning mix of architectural styles. The tour is nice if you understand Spanish. It's located right on the...More

1  Thank Kayareque
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Great tour visit. Had a chance to learn quite a bit of history about guatemala and its amazing palacio nacional.

Thank Edward F
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Everyone says Guatemala is dangerous and should be avoided. I coudn´t disagree more. We visited during their Independence month, and all I saw were families enjoying their history, weather and food. Great place to shop, eat and just enjoy beautiful Guate.

Thank Rachel S
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Response from painter04646 | Reviewed this property |
I am disabled as well. This place is not accessible despite what the guildes say