Bounded by Mexico, Belize, the Caribbean, Honduras, El Salvador, and the Pacific Ocean, the Republic of Guatemala lies in Central America and is known for its ancient Mayan history, historic sites, and rich culture. Offering a variety of tourist attractions, explore more of Guatemala’s beauty as you travel along with your gfe escort.
Cathedral of Guatemala City
Located in Parque Central in the heart of Guatemala City, the Catedral Primada Metropolitana de Santiago serves as the main church of the city and the Archdiocese of Guatemala. Built in 1871, the grandiose cathedral features a neoclassical style of architecture and is notable for its series of 12 pillars that serves as a remembrance for the thousands of people forcibly disappeared or murdered during the counterinsurgency violence of Guatemala’s internal armed conflict.
Widely considered as Guatemala’s most famous and iconic tourist attraction, Tikal is an ancient city ruin in Flores, Guatemala. Known as one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centers of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization, the site is also recognized as one of the most powerful kingdoms of the ancient Maya. Home to numerous monument dating as far back as the 4th century BC, some of the most notable structures within the historic city include the Maler Causeway, the Great Plaza, the Central Acropolis, the North Acropolis, the Plaza of the Seven Temples¸ the Mundo Perdido, the numerous Twin-Pyramid Complexes, and the Lost World Pyramid.
Castillo de San Felipe de Lara
Set right on the entrance of Lake Izabal in eastern Guatemala, the Castillo de San Felipe de Lara’s origin dates back to 1000 to 400 BC and has been continuously inhabited until the Spanish reign in the region. Built under the then governor of the Kingdom of Guatemala Diego de Avendaño, the fort serves as the prime tourist attraction in the area and is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative list.
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