The cultural landscape of Guatemala is a fusion of ancient traditions, colonial influences, and contemporary expressions. It showcases the country's rich indigenous heritage, artistic craftsmanship, vibrant music and dance, flavorful cuisine, and a deep connection to its natural and historical surroundings.
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World Heritage Sites in Guatemala
Antigua Guatemala was founded in 1543 and quickly became an important Spanish colonial hub. However, the city was repeatedly devastated by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The ruins left behind and its remarkable resilience contributes to the city's unique charm and historical character.
Inhabited since the 2nd century A.D., Quiriguá became the capital of an autonomous and prosperous state. Its ruins, located in what is today an archaeological park in southeastern Guatemala, constitute an essential resource for the study of Mayan civilization.
Tikal Archaeological Site: Tikal National Park (Guatemala) The Editor Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:26
Tikal is one of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization's most significant archaeological sites and urban centers. Located in the Petén Basin of northern Guatemala, surrounded by the lush Maya Forest, the site is part of Guatemala's Tikal National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.