Guatemala City has an active cultural life throughout the year. Most of the country's museums are to be found here. There are also more than 30 galleries showing Guatemalan artists in painting, photography, engraving and sculpture. Theaters present a wide range of plays, especially national playwrights. This is a picture of the National Museum.
Torre del Reformador
A very surprising thing to see for me in the centre of Guatemala City, was the Torre del Reformador. Right in the middle of the old city centre, you'll see this huge replica of the Eiffel Tower of Paris. The Guatemalean version is "only" 75 metres high, but it still dominates its surroundings.
The tower was built in 1935 to commemorate the 100th birthday of the former president of the country, Justo Rufino Barrios. He was known as an important president who helped the country with numerous reformations. That is why the tower of called "The tower of the Reformer".
Different from the Eiffel Tower in Paris, you can drive underneath this version, as it is built right over a crossing of roads.
The Republic of Guatemala is a country in Central America with special characteristics and a strong indigenous culture mainly influenced by its Mayan past
Guatemala is a countrey with great natural beauty. It has a mountainous territory, with lots of forests, and provided with Mayan ruins, lakes, volcanoes, orchids and exotic birds. One of the most beautiful countries in Central America, bordered to the west and north by Mexico, east by Belize and the Gulf of Honduras, on the southeast by Honduras and El Salvador, and south by the Pacific Ocean. The country has 108,889 km ² (the Republic of Guatemala maintains a territorial dispute with Belize, for 12,000 km ²). Its capital is Guatemala City. Its indigenous population makes up a third of the population of the country. Its official language is Spanish but Mayan languages has also characteristic of each indigenous group
"Typical palm trees and a bar (with tasty seafood)"
In the Pacific volcanic beach (not sandy beaches). The water is really dangerous, since it forms a kind of eddies that attract you. It's easy to drown, so it is very common to observe pools at resorts to replace the dipping in the sea.
"Sunset in the skies over the Pacific"
One of my favorite landscapes. This time, on the pacific beaches around 5 PM. Once the sun went down, the mosquitoes are released into the attack. They are unbearable, I must admit it.
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