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Stay one mile from Catedral Metropolitana

Located in the heart of Zona Viva, Guatemala City’s vibrant financial and business district, the Radisson hotel puts travelers near the city’s best attractions. Take Uber or a taxi to a show at Teatro Nacional or a day of shopping at Mercado Central. You can also tour the lush Jardín Botánico or take the kids to see the amazing creatures at Zoológico La Aurora. Since our hotel is located just five minutes from the GUA airport, you can keep the fun going right up until the last minute.

History and culture:

  • Plazuela España (0.3 miles)
    One of the city’s distinctive landmarks, this roundabout features a garden with a dramatic central fountain that is often lit at night. Look for statues of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and King Carlos V.
  • Centro Cultural Miguel Angel Asturias - Teatro Nacional (0.8 miles)
    Ready to experience Guatemalan cultural life on the stage? This is the place to go for theater, opera, ballet and other performances.
    Phone: +(502) 2208-7777
  • Palacio Nacional de la Cultura (0.8 miles)
    Originally built for President Castaneda, this national palace features works by acclaimed Guatemalan artists.
    Phone: +(502) 2239-5000
  • Catedral Primada Metropolitana de Santiago (1 mile)
    Consecrated in 1815, this cathedral features ornately decorated altars and is open for meditation and tours.
    Phone: +(502) 2504-6868
  • Parroquia Nuestra Señora De La Merced (3.5 miles)
    Known for its intricate architecture, this Baroque-style church contains incredibly beautiful religious art.
    Phone: +(502) 2232-0631


  • Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena (0.8 miles) 
    Mayan culture comes to life through a vibrant selection of different textiles. Learn about Mayan history, life and art at this museum. 
    Phone: +(502) 2361-8081-2
  • Museo Popol Vuh (1.1 miles)
    Located on the campus of Universidad Francisco Marroquín, this museum houses one of the world’s best collections of Mayan art.
    Phone: +(502) 2338-7896
  • Museo de los Niños de Guatemala (1.5 miles)
    This children’s museum ensures hours of fun for parents and kids alike. Stop by some of the more than 40 hands-on exhibits to learn about everything from earthquakes and electricity to papermaking.
    Phone: +(502) 2213-8989
  • Museo del Ferrocarril (2.5 miles)
    Take your kids to this museum to learn more about the fascinating and turbulent history of trains in Guatemala.
    Phone: +(502) 2232-9270

Shopping and recreation:

  • 1001 Noches (adjacent to the hotel)
    Check the calendar to see the current exhibits at this innovative arts and events center located next to the hotel.
    Phone: +(502) 2427-5888
  • AVIA (0.1 mile)
    One of the city’s top shopping centers, AVIA is a great spot for an afternoon of retail therapy. After you’ve found a new outfit, enjoy a meal at restaurants like P.F. Chang’s.
    Phone: +(502) 2376-7200
  • Mercado Central (1 mile)
    Need to pick up souvenirs or a special item for your stay in the city? This bustling indoor market sells everything from clothing and jewelry to handmade crafts and housewares.
  • Jardín Botánico (1.8 miles)
    The first urban botanical garden in Central America, Jardín Botánico is packed with lush plants and colorful blooms. 
    Phone: +(502) 2331-0904
  • Zoológico La Aurora (2.2 miles)
    Considered one of Central America’s top zoos, the family-friendly Zoológico La Aurora is home to densely planted gardens and animals from around the world.
    Phone: +(502) 2463-0463