Guatemala City, by Jenny Herrera -AGN- The Ministry of Culture and Sports -MCD- invites the public to explore the National Palace of Culture through guided tours.
In an announcement on its official account, the Ministry of Culture invited Guatemalans and foreigners to discover important and meaningful facts about Guatemala’s history at the National Palace of Culture, a symbol of national identity and part of the nation’s rich heritage.
The tours take place from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 to 17:00.
Foreign visitors pay an entrance fee of USD 6, while Guatemalan residents enter for free. Interested individuals can contact [email protected] for more information.
The tour of the premises is led by a professional guide who provides information about each of the pieces, rooms, façade, paintings, and exhibitions, among other areas of the National Palace of Culture and its history. In addition, visiting groups can take group or individual photographs to preserve a memory.
The National Palace of Culture Day is celebrated on November 10, and this year, Guatemala commemorated this architectural masterpiece’s 80th anniversary.
President Alejandro Giammattei issued instructions for restoring and conserving the palace with an investment of USD 1,700,000. The restoration works covered three sections:
- 1,266 square meters on the first level
- 1,928 on the second level
- 2,013 on the third level
The renovation included the palace’s power plant, which can provide uninterrupted energy for over 12 hours, and a steel structure was added to the membranes in the Patio de la Paz and Patio de la Vida.
The National Palace of Culture symbolizes national identity, and the guided tours allow locals and foreigners to admire and appreciate Guatemala’s art and history.