Guatemala city enjoys everlasting springtime weather with an average temperature of 20 celsius degrees all year around. The city was established at the end of the xviii century (circa 1776) keeping the urbanistic pattern of the spanish cities in the new world: a big square or plaza mayor (nowadays the constitution plaza), surrounded by the main religious and civil buildings: “the national palace of the culture” (circa 1943), “the centennial park “(former city hall), the magnificent “metropolitan cathedral” (circa 1781) with priceless religious images of saints, virgins mary and old religious paintings also. The other streets and avenues of the historical center are originated from the square´s corners following a chessboard pattern. Around the block from the metropolitan cathedral a visit to the “central market” gets you into the colorful handicrafts of guatemala with a large variety from all over guatemala.
Close to the historical center we will visit “the high relief map of guatemala” which was made over 100 years ago and it is a sui generis cartography job. A huge map of guatemala covers close to 20000 sq ft showing the main ranges of mountains, valleys, volcanoes, rivers, cities, boundaries, etc., it is a very entertained way to learn geography.
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