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Guatemala City
Guatemala City
Guatemala City
Guatemala City
Guatemala City is a city loved for its diversity of people, culture, religion, and landscape. With the largest indigenous population in Central America, Guatemala, the "Land of Eternal Spring", is home to more than 100 distinct ethnic groups. Visitors can experience luxurious spas in nearby Antigua, climb active volcanoes, tour the jungles, or explore the still undeveloped and pristine Caribbean coast.

Guatemala City, home to one-fourth of the country's entire population and the capital of Guatemala, features a huge range of restaurants, hotels, and shopping facilities that can fit any budget. Guatemala City is the country's commercial, financial, and cultural center. It is also the hub of the nation's transportation. Coffee, the chief export, is grown on the surrounding hillsides. The city is clean and modern, with wide paved streets radiating from Central Park. On the plaza are the National Palace and the Metropolitan Cathedral. In La Aurora Park is the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, famous for its collection of Mayan Indian objects. The National Archives and the National Library are other noteworthy buildings in the city. Other points of interest include the remarkable concrete relief map of the nation in Minerva Park, a colonial aqueduct, the central market, and the Olympic City built for the Central American Games in 1950. Near the city are the villages of Chinautla, famous for its handmade pottery; Mixco, which supplies the capital with fruits and vegetables; and the Indian towns of San Pedro and San Juan Sacatepequez.



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