This Obelisco tour will start at the Reforma avenue with a beautiful bike path, surrounded by green gardens, trees, and flowers. It passes through the middle of a large boulevard with many monuments. These are dedicated to relevant figures in the history of Guatemala. On this Guatemala city tour, we come across some historical buildings. Some other places on this route are very modern where government, banking, commercial or cultural institutions operate. In this part of the route, many people walk to their work or run on this path for exercise, and also, you will also see many cyclists or people on skateboards.
We will continue with the visit of The Centro Cívico. It is a complex of important government buildings in the country, created in the 50s and 60s. The headquarters of institutions such as social security, the municipality, the Ministry of Finance, the Palace of Justice, the Central Bank, are among others.
On this Guatemala Obelisco Reforma city-tour, what makes this area very striking, are its murals that decorate these buildings, created by a famous Guatemalan artist. At the end of the Reforma avenue, following the route of the track, we will find the church of Yurrita. This sector is known as Cuatro Grados (Four Degrees) and we will pass near the Olympic stadium.
The third part of the tour is the Historic Center of the city. Through the 6th avenue of zone 1, also known as Paseo de la Sexta. It is a pedestrian street of approximately 2km from the Municipality to the National Palace.
In Guatemala city go-run tour, you can see part of the many old buildings and Catholic churches in the central area, some have had to be rebuilt after the earthquakes of 1917. This boulevard not only has many clothing stores, shoes, toys, restaurants, galleries, theaters, apartment or office buildings, but also, street performers, among many other curiosities.
At the end of this guided run, you find the very popular Central Park that is surrounded by the National Palace of Culture (the giant avocado), the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Commerce Portal. Running in the Paseo de la Sexta is a lot of fun. Many people who walk around the city center converge here. The people who run an errand, many runners of all kinds, local artists, and informal vendors.
This route is generally flat, but it can also have some parts with a slight inclination that are almost imperceptible.
Great tour and run, Juan Pablo was an excellent guide and put together a perfect route to combine a nice run with a look at many of the city’s highlights. I look forward to doing it again to explore more of the city and I’d very much like to also do a tour of Antigua.
Kudos to Go Running Tours for putting together a great service. Very easy to schedule on line and pick a distance that works for you. If Juan Pablo is any indication the company is doing a great job of hiring capable and professional guides.
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