Central Plaza, Quetzaltenango

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
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.
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  • 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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