“La Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción” is the official name of the city, it´s also the cultural, religious and business center of the country. The metropolis is about 5 million people, has a panoramic contrast between the colonial architecture combined with modern buildings, important museums and historical monuments offers the visitors a unique experience.
You will be pick up in the Airport by our tour guide to start our sightseeing through the city, below a brief summary of what to expect on your way.
First we will visit Las Americas avenue that is a road in its central garden has several Plazas and monuments in honor of the countries of the American continent.
Continue to Berlin Plaza there are three pieces of concrete brought from Germany, these are original sections of the Berlin Wall and from here you can view part of the city and the landscape of the volcanoes.
La Reforma It was built inspired by the avenues of France for this reason various statues carved in stone, bronze and marble were brought from Italy.
Yurrita Church It is a private chapel of mixed Baroque style, with Romanesque and Byzantine elements. The church was built as a votive offering by Felipe Yurrita, a native of Arevalo, Castilla, Spain, to the Virgin of Our Lady of Sorrows, patron of that town, for favors received, in particular to have saved her life during the eruption of the volcano Santa Maria.
The Civic Center of the City, we will see a set of buildings constructed between the 50’s and 60’s: The Supreme Court of Justice, the Ministry of Public Finance, City Hall, the Social Security, the Bank of Guatemala, the National Mortgage Bank, and the Guatemalan Tourism Commission.
Arrive at the Major Plaza of the Constitution. This Plaza is the heart of the Historic Center of the city. It is surrounded by important monuments such as the National, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Portal of Commerce and Centenarian Park.
Finally, we will visit the Central Market, which is located behind the Metropolitan Cathedral, in the basement of the Tabernacle Plaza. It is divided by different sectors of products, where you will find from spices to beautiful memories of jade made in Guatemala.
At the end of our sightseeing though the city you will be transfer back to the Airport.
- Adults Ages 2+
- Local Guide
- Transportation from and to the International Airport La Aurora