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Avenida La Reforma, Guatemala City

Avenida La Reforma - Guatemala City, Guatemala
Avenida La Reforma
Avenida La Reforma 1-50, Zona 9, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala 01009Map
+502 2 421 2810
Neighborhood: Zone 9
Overview

This avenue runs from Calle 1 up to Calle 20 along the boundary of Zones 9 and 10. It was built and opened in 1897, during the government of Jose Maria Reyna Barrios, who wanted to copy Champs Elysees in Paris. The boulevard was known as Boulevard 30 de Junio in commemoration of the liberal victory of 1871. It changed names from Boulevard La Reforma to Paseo de la Reforma, and finally to Avenida La Reforma in commemoration of Justo Rufino Barrios, known as "The Reformer." Adorned with many monuments, this avenue is considered part of the national heritage due to its artistic and historical value. There are many modern buildings on both sides of the avenue. This avenue starts at Plaza Obelisco, where a torch, constantly lit, symbolizes the freedom of Guatemala.

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Avenida La Reforma General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
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