Guatemala: Culture and Arts

Land of Eternal Spring

Guatemala Culture and Arts

The culture and arts of Guatemala reflect the many centuries of rich and varied influences and styles. You may want to visit the mysterious and fascinating Mayan cities, such as Tikal in the Peten, or preclassic site of Abaj Takalik in the highlands, where the inscriptions on its ancient monuments echo themes found throughout Maya history in Guatemala.

Alternatively, you might enjoy the baroque churches, pantiled roofs and colonial architecture of Antigua (Guatemala) in Guatemala that are so reminiscent of old Spain. However, the many layers of Guatemalan culture are still very much alive, as you will see when you visit its traditional craft markets bristling with multi-coloured textiles,distinctive silverware and ceramics.