Guatemala

Tikal National Park (Guatemala)

In the heart of the jungle in northern Guatemala and surrounded by lush vegetation, lies one of the major sites of Mayan civilization, inhabited from the 6th century B.C. to the 10th century A.D. The ceremonial center contains superb temples and palaces. Remains of dwellings are scattered throughout the surrounding countryside.

Antigua Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala contains living traces of Spanish culture with its principal monuments, built in the Baroque style of the 18th century, preserved today as ruins. Antigua Guatemala was a center for the exportation of religious images and statues to the rest of the American continent and to Spain during the 17th and 18th centuries.