At the top of a hill known as Cerrito Del Carmen, is a hermitage dating from the 16th century. Inside there is an image of ... More
Cerrito del Carmen
At the top of a hill known as Cerrito Del Carmen, is a hermitage dating from the 16th century. Inside there is an image of the Virgen Del Carmen made of embossed silver which was donated by the "barefooted Carmelites" congregation in 1620. As a result the hill was consecrated and given the name of Carmen. From the top of the hill there is a fantastic view of the city center. The sides are covered by trees and vegetation forming a beautiful wood with paths and benches within the city, frequented by vendors, children playing, people strolling, and lots of local visitors at weekends. It is advisable to visit it during the day and preferably with other people.
These three cultural institutions are located within the same building. They have plenty of written information on Guatemala and Central
America and prove to be very useful for researchers interested in the history of the area and young students ...
Also known as Tribuna Presidencial (President's Platform). The management of the building is in charge of the Ministry of Defense.
It was built between 1935 and 1940 and consists of three towers, each three stories high and linked by ...
The Museum of Modern Art was originally set up in the city center in 1934 by the Friends of the
Arts Committee, and was moved to its present site in 1968. The architecture of this building dates from the ...