Palacio Nacional, Guatemala City

4.3
#1 of 14 in Museums in Guatemala City
Take in the history and architecture at Guatemala City's crowning landmark, Palacio Nacional. The dictatorial government of Jose Ubico built this former presidential palace in the early 1940s, designed in a mix of styles ranging from Spanish Renaissance to Neoclassical. Over the decades it has seen earthquakes and government coups; today it is open for public viewing as a museum. Take a guided tour of the building to learn about its rich history and observe the ornate decor, paintings, and murals that grace the interior. Palacio Nacional is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , online itinerary creator Edition.
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  • I’m sorry, but 40 Q for a mandatory guided tour, only in Spanish, is a bit much. I’m sure it is great to see, but if you are going to target foreigners with higher prices, at least have the decency...  more »
  • we admired the Palacio from the outside and also got to see the changing of the guards. it was amazing, the history was awesome.  more »
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  • Definitely underrated as far as tourist attractions. We got a private tour just by showing up. The artwork and history are amazing.
  • The history of the construction and all the details is amazing. If you looking for the story starts there. You will enjoy.
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