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Free Walking Tour of Guatemala City
Activities in Guatemala City

Free Walking Tour of Guatemala City

  • Free
  • English and Spanish English and Spanish
  • 2 hours 30 minutes

Delve into the history and architecture of the beautiful Guatemalan capital on this free walking tour of Guatemala City and discover its most emblematic monuments.

Free Walking Tour of Guatemala City

After meeting at 10:30 am at the entrance of The Westin Camino Real Guatemala Hotel, we'll climb aboard the transmetro, the local public bus service, to go to the civic centre. This area, which acted as the gateway to Guatemala City in colonial times, is home to important buildings such as the Bank of Guatemala, the City Hall and the Miguel Angel Asturias Cultural Centre.

We'll continue our free tour walking over to the Tipografía Nacional building, or national printing house. If you take the tour from Monday to Friday we'll have the opportunity to visit inside the building to see its impressive collection of printing machines. Not far from here, we'll find the Church of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, also called El Calvario, home to some spectacular works of religious art.

We'll then follow the route towards the Church of San Francisco, located next to the Ministry of the Interior, before passing by the beautiful Post Office building. Making a stop in front of the nearby Casa Ibargüen, our guide will reveal all about its history.

The next stop will be in Central Square, where we'll get to admire the National Palace of Culture and enter inside the Metropolitan Cathedral.

At 1 pm, our tour will come to an end in a cafe located in an old restored house. 

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

More Information

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes.

Language English and Spanish

This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.

Included

English speaking guide.

Not included

Transmetro tickets: 2 G (US$ 0.30) per person.

Food and drink.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (Guatemala City local time) if there are still places available.

Bono digital

Te enviaremos un bono que podrás mostrar en tu móvil para realizar la actividad.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

Yes (you must attend with a carer).

Free!

Cancellations

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

The Westin Camino Real Guatemala Hotel.