Central Plaza, Quetzaltenango

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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  • The cutest memory of this quiet town is the La Stampa Restaurant Bar. Located on the dx side of the Banco Industrial (acceptable place to change money, better dollars!! ) in a quiet corner of the main square is this restaurant with a few tables, both inside and out. Of certain Italian origins, confirmed by old documents and photographs that certify the place where an Italian had a printing press. From there comes the name La Stampa, which even today this simple restaurant with dignity brings. It was my retreat at lunch and dinner and when I last said goodbye, I felt a bit of nostalgia. Adios compa'eros, suerte .
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  • Every one of these towns has a central park. There are many shops and restaurants around the one is Xela. Yes there is an old(Catholic) church (the oldest in the Americas is in the nearby town of Salc...  more »
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