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Top 5 things to do in Guatemala City

Antigua Guatemala Cathedral
#1
Antigua Guatemala Cathedral
Antigua Guatemala Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church located in Antigua, Guatemala. The original church was built around 1541, although earthquakes destroyed parts of it over the years. It was demolished in 1669, rebuilt and consecrated in 1680.
Lake Atitlán
#2
Lake Atitlán
Lake Atitlán is a volcanic lake in the southwestern highlands of Guatemala. Encircled by steep, verdant hills, Maya villages, and volcano cones, it is the centerpiece of a large nature reserve where visitors can explore a lush landscape of rugged valleys and woodland trails.
Pacaya Volcano
#3
Pacaya Volcano
Pacaya is an active volcano in Guatemala, which first erupted roughly 23,000 years ago. It has erupted at least 23 times since the Spanish invasion of Guatemala. Hiking around the volcano is a popular tourist activity, and visitors can climb up to a spot just 50 meters from the crater.
Mercado Central
#4
Mercado Central
The Mercado Central (or Central Market) of Guatemala City is a vibrant underground market crammed with vendors selling everything from meats, fruits and vegetables to pottery, flowers, clothing and handbags. It is located a 2-minute walk from the ‘parque central’ (the main square).
Chichicastenango Market
#5
Chichicastenango Market
Chichicastenango Market is the largest open-air market in the Maya town of Chichicastenango in Guatemala. An explosion of color and activity, the market is a wonderful place to source traditional Maya clothing and fresh produce, and haggling with the vendors is all part of the experience.