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Guatemala City, Guatemala
 
ZipTipz Guatemala City Travel Guide
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Guatemala City is an example of the wonderful combination and harmony which can exist between ancient and modern. History blends well with modern day life in the city of eternal spring.

District Guide

Guatemala's first street nomenclature was devised in 1855 when the Conservative Government decreed the use of proper names, such as Calle del Calvario, Calle de los Olvidos, or Calle de la Merced. The system was descriptive and easy to remember, but rapid growth of the city led to its replacement...

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Historical Background

In 1520, the conquistador Pedro de Alvarado arrived in the American continent and was sent from Mexico by Hernán Cortés to conquer Guatemala. After bloody battles with the indigenous peoples, he succeeded in his objective and in 1524 the first capital of Guatemala was founded, called Santiago de...

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Where To Stay

Guatemala offers visitors a great variety of accommodation choices. Price, service, architecture and location all vary, but you can be sure to find the ideal hotel to satisfy your needs and budget. The large hotels have an extensive variety of services, including restaurants, bars, travel...

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Dining and Drinking

Guatemala City is a cultural crossroads, the vibrant vital center of a country with 23 ethnic and linguistic groups. Growing foreign investment, tourism and expanded business activity have recently stirred this mix, creating a city that exudes exuberance and diversit...

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Entertainment

Guatemala is a city of contrasts, where the historic riches of the country are interlaced with the modernity of a metropolitan capital. If you want to enjoy yourself, you are in the right place. Guatemala has many places to have fun for children and adults alike.

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Recommended Tours

Our tour begins a hundred meters from the Plaza Mayor de la Constitución, at the Mercado Central in the Plaza del Sagrario. Located behind the cathedral, the three-story market is built over what used to be the city cemetery. Here, there are many stalls selling fruit, vegetables, flowers,...

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Guatemala City (in full, La Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción; locally known as Guatemala or Guate) is the capital and largest city of the nation of Guatemala. It is also the largest city in Central America.

Population estimates for Guatemala City is 3,541,581. The city is located at 14°38′N 90°33′W, in a mountain valley in the south central part of the country. Temperatures in the city vary from 10 to 25 degrees celsius.

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