MCD Invites Guided Tours at Tak’Alik Ab’aj National Archaeological Park

The tours are designed for private groups or schools to showcase areas of Guatemalan culture.

by Pamela Contreras

Guatemala City, by Jenny Herrera -AGN-. The Ministry of Culture and Sports -MCD- invites people to visit the Tak’Alik Ab’aj National Archaeological Park, a World Heritage Site in El Asintal, Retalhuleu.

The Ministry of Culture extended an invitation to discover Tak’Alik Ab’aj, a World Heritage Site and guardian of archaeological remains that constitute more than 3,000 years of cultural wealth.

The guided tours are aimed at private groups or schools to introduce them to Guatemala’s culture and history.

People interested can reserve by calling PBX 2208-6600 extension 236, cell phone numbers 58198523 and 52077264, or write to [email protected] and [email protected].

The park is open from Monday to Sunday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Mayan ceremonies have special hours from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.

The Tour

The tour is guided by a professional guide, who is in charge of accompanying and explaining the places visited in the archaeological park, as well as the history and design of the archaeological site. In addition, visiting groups can take group or individual photographs.

About the Tak’Alik Ab’aj Heritage

During the government of President Alejandro Giammattei, 2020–2024, for the first time, two categories of heritage were recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. One of them is the Tak’Alik Ab’aj Archaeological Park.

The archaeological park is also known as the Bridge City and light of the Pacific coast of Guatemala.

The worldwide recognition given to Tak’Alik Ab’aj and the historical gems displayed in the site’s museum contribute to strengthening national identity by understanding the greatness of the heritage. At the same time, it will impact the economy by increasing tourism.

The Tak’alik Ab’aj archaeological park is a reminder of the importance of valuing and protecting heritage, with more than three thousand years of cultural richness.

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