Trip Planner: Central America / Guatemala / Western Highlands / Quetzaltenango Department / Quetzaltenango / Central Plaza
Mingle with the locals at Central Plaza, a thriving, picturesque square in the heart of town. Acting as the city's cultural epicenter as well as a favorite meeting place, the plaza embodies authentic Quetzaltenango. Pay special attention to the square's emblematic central monolith dedicated to Rafael Álvarez Ovalle, a national figure who helped compose the Guatemalan national anthem. Bring a camera to capture grandiose neoclassical and colonial buildings flanking the plaza on all sides, including the city's historical cathedral. Take a look at our Quetzaltenango planning website to schedule your visit to Central Plaza and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Central Plaza reviews
Beautiful square surrounded by some fantastic architecture and stunning mountain view. Always something going in, especially lively on Sundays! Parades, street food, people watching, all in all a... more »
There are a few interesting buildings around the Plaza, and it's always busy with people. Not much to do here. more »
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