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Guatemala attractions: what to see in Guatemala

One of the most beautiful countries in Central America, Guatemala has countless attractions for tourists. Tourism in Guatemala is today an important source of income. But the country still has enormous potential and possibilities for tourist development. In recent years, tourism has also developed for cruise ships that touch the main ports of Guatemala. this kind of tourism allow, with daily excursions, the visit of some of the most important tourist attractions of the country.

ANCIENT MAYAN SETTLEMENTS AND COLONIAL CENTERS

Guatemala was together with the Yucatan and Chiapas the cradle of the Mayan civilization. Here are some of the most spectacular archaeological areas of Central America, the most important of which is Tikal, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

But other lesser known Mayan ruins such as those of El Ceibal, Piedras Negras, Uaxactún and Rio Azul are also very interesting, all located in the state of Petén. Another Mayan center of great importance, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is Quiriguá in the Izabal department, known for the huge number of stems and sculptures found there.

Other aspects that make the trip to Guatemala unforgettable are the splendid landscapes of the high Guatemalan lands, dotted with lakes and volcanoes. The most famous lake in the country is Lake Atitlán, of volcanic origin and surrounded by three spectacular volcanic cones. It is not for nothing that the country is considered by many to be the most beautiful in Central America.

The richness of the culture of the Amerindian population is another strong point of Guatemala. The clothes, religious festivals and typical markets, among all that of Chichicastenango, are unique references. Finally, the examples of Spanish colonial art are remarkable. As it is possible to admire in the ancient capital of the country, Antigua Guatemala. Which UNESCO has included among the world heritage of humanity.

Guatemala has 3 sites that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. Among these is the splendid colonial city and ancient capital of the country, Antigua Guatemala (1979). The Tikal National Park (1979) which includes the most important Mayan archaeological center of Guatemala. The Archaeological Park of the Mayan ruins of Quiriguá (1981) famous for its stems.

The climate of Guatemala.

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