Tikal National Park, Guatemala - World Heritage Sites in Central America

Tikal National Park

Country: Guatemala | Type: Mixed | Theme: Archaeological  Introduction to Tikal National Park Tikal is one of the largest urban centers and archaeological sites of the pre-Columbian Maya. Located in the department of Peten in northern Guatemala the site is located within Tikal National Park and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Tikal received its name shortly after being …

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Antigua Guatamala

Country: Guatemala | Type: Cultural | Theme: Colonial, Urban Landscape  Introduction to Antigua Guatamala The Kingdom of Guatemala  started in Chiapas and stretched to Costa Rica, and Antigua was once its capital.  The city was founded in 1543 after a flood in 1541 devastated nearby Ciudad Vieja. Like Lima and Mexico City, Antigua served as a judicial and administrative center for the Spanish …

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