'Pictures of travel and vacation destinations and tours for Central America and South America and Guatemala UNESCO World Heritage Sites
'Pictures of travel and vacation destinations and tours for Central America and South America and Guatemala UNESCO World Heritage Sites
'Pictures of travel and vacation destinations and tours for Central America and South America and Guatemala UNESCO World Heritage Sites
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Guatemala UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Antigua Guatemala

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Guatemala World Heritage Site in Guatemala

Built in the early 1500s, Antigua Guatemala was built in an earthquake prone area and was once the capital city of the Captaincy-General of Guatemala under the Spanish crown. Though the city and its beautiful colonial architecture was badly damaged in an earthquake in 1773, many monuments and ruins have been preserved for public enjoyment.

Tikal National Park

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National Park World Heritage Site in Guatemala

Tikal is the largest uncovered city of the Mayan civilization dating back more than 2,000 years. Of the thousands of known structures only a fraction have actually been uncovered by archaeologists. The entire excavated site is made up of various pyramids, temples, palaces, plazas, and much more and is now one of the regionís most popular tourist stops.

Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua

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Park and Ruins of Quirigua World Heritage Site in Guatemala

Occupied during the first thousand years of the Common Era, Quirigua was much smaller and younger than most Mayan civilizations. However, it earns the same attention as the large ruins thanks to its impressive sculpture work present throughout the site. Such works include figures carved from stone ranging from small to as large immense boulders in the shape of mythological animals.

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