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Central Plaza

12 Av. And 4 Calle, Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala
+502 4430 2416
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Dirty and Noisy

Well, if you are already in Quetzaltenango it's worth taking a walk to the Central Plaza. Sunday is... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
Rex R
A bit noisy

It is a bit noisy and dirty. But a lot more clean than the average Guatemalan city. When there are... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Nicholas K
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This beautiful town square is a gathering place for locals, and is home to a cathedral and museum.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average20%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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12 Av. And 4 Calle, Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala
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+502 4430 2416
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"buildings surrounding"
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Well, if you are already in Quetzaltenango it's worth taking a walk to the Central Plaza. Sunday is the best day because traffic and congestion are about 50% less. Be careful at curbs and remember when crossing streets in Xela that drivers do not care...More

Thank Rex R
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

It is a bit noisy and dirty. But a lot more clean than the average Guatemalan city. When there are markets, there is a lot of good street food

Thank Nicholas K
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

The Central Plaza is not really a plaza to relax in and read a book or smell the flowers. It is best described as the center of the compass for Xela It is a great place to navigate to and from. There is a working...More

Thank chey_baybee
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Relaxing place to hang out. Surrounded by banks and stores. Some nice statues and busts. Also a rotunda.

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

It is what it is, not really a destination point. A large Catholic church dominates one side of the park, businesses and market are on the other sides. Nothing really stands out as unique or significant here.

Thank Greg F
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to visit. You have near the Theater, two museums, the Cathedral and Pasaje Enriquez. You have also a lot of restaurants, stores, banks and hotels. Here you can find La Terraza del Enriquez a nice coffe house with an excelent...More

Thank Elchichagt
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Reviewed 4 July 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. Even McDonald's is in a...More

2  Thank Susana D
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

This place is good spot to absorb the City of Xela. Plenty of foot traffic so great place to people watch. Also, many food options around. There's a local street food scene for cheap eats and equally good.

Thank TabsterInc
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous square with lots of great surrounding food options! One of the most beautiful we've seen. Lovely and safe

1  Thank Lara S
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Nice plaza with interesting buildings and people. Lots of action. Definately worth a visit, if you're in town.

Thank Dudley D
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