KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Guatemala City is divided into 14 zones. In the center of the city is zone 1, which is the starting numerical point. Zone 1 is a historic site and is protected as historical heritage. In the heart of this zone lies some of the most important government and church buildings in the city, it also is home to the Plaza Mayor de la Constitución. A park that is surrounded by important monuments and that can be a lively place on weekends filled with music, food, and people.
For lovers of the arts there is Zone 4. Zone 4 has a Cultural Center, which has a national theater inside, named Cantro Cultural Miguel Angel Asturias. This theater is the largest in Guatemala and regularly hosts popular music concerts, choral concerts, classical and modern ballets, and operas. The building is in the shape of a crouching jaguar and also has an open-air stage. There are also murals decorated on many of the governmental buildings in this zone.
For those looking for beautiful scenery, Zone 9 and 10 has Avienda La Reforma. This public avenue has many beautiful gardens to catch the eye. There are also various statutes of animals and historical figures. Some of the best restaurants, hotels, and shopping can also be found in these zones. Zone 10 is known as Zona Viva because there is sure to be a party there every night.