Hotels in Guatemala CityThe capital was built after 1774 and features several characteristics of Spanish cities, such as a large central plaza surrounded by the main civil and religious structures: the National Palace of Culture and the Metropolitan Cathedral, which houses some art works from as early as the 16th century. The capital also embraces contemporary architecture, reflected in hotels, office buildings and malls, located throughout the city.
Many of the capital’s upscale hotels and restaurants are found in zone 10, in an area referred to as the Zona Viva, or the “lively” zone. Some of the restaurants feature sidewalk tables, while others offer elegant dining rooms. After-hours activities in the Zona Viva include sports bars, night-clubs, dinner, theater and live music. It is also the safest part of Guatemala