National Palace of Culture
Journey through the best paintings and sculptures of the country in a building of outstanding beauty.
Artistic epicentre of the capital.
As the former seat of the Guatemalan government, this building still has a grandiloquent and suggestive feel to it that hints at what you'll find inside. Its construction began in 1937 and finished in 1944, during the presidency of Jorge Ubico. With an archaeological style that combines neoclassical and baroque elements, its colonial features and the green hue of the stonework have earned it the nickname "Guacamolón". Today, it is a space dedicated heart and soul to the exhibition of art, mainly paintings and sculptures, which represents a good chunk of the history of the country. If you want to find out more about its outstanding beauty and the work by the best native artists, guided tours are available all year round. Interestingly, the building is also used as "kilometre zero" the for country's national road network.