Guatemala City

Laguna de Ipala
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One of the most important places in a country is the capital. In the capital city, you will learn a lot of things about the country’s commercial, political, cultural, and even historical aspects. You will also be in the center of everything. There are bars and restaurants, museums and theatres, shopping centers and markets, commercial and political buildings, and so on. You will never run out of things to do and places to visit in a country’s capital city.

This is true of Guatemala City, Guatemala. Guatemala City is the cosmopolitan capital city of this country. And since this is the capital, this is also the place where you can find the major international airport, La Aurora. Because the place houses the major airport, Guatemala City is considered as the gateway or entry point of Guatemala.

If you love cultural activities, you will surely enjoy your stay in Guatemala City. All throughout the year, the city is teeming with fun and educational cultural events like theatrical plays and exhibition of arts like photography, paintings, sculptures, and engravings. Some cultural centers and museums that you should visit are Palacio Nacional, National Museum of Archeology and Ethnology, and Museo Popol Vuh.

You can also go shopping for local handicrafts in Mercado Central and check out the local flora and fauna in Jardin Botanico and Zoologico Nacional La Aurora.

The place also has several churches and religious sites like La Merced, Iglesia de San Francisco, Union Church of Guatemala, and Mezquita Aldawa Islamica de Guatemala, to name a few.

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