La Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción is the name of the Republic’s capital, center for all commercial, cultural and religious activities.
Modern commercial centers, located in different zones attract tourists looking for world-class shopping.
This metropolis boasts a stark contrast in architectural design, showcasing colonial buildings combined with modern skyscrapers. Its important museums and historic monuments, offer travelers a unique cultural experience.
Guatemala City also has the necessary infrastructure to host meetings and conventions for patrons from all over the globe.
These fabrics are traditionally used for güipiles (customary clothing), table clothes, etc. They are fabricated in the municipalities of San Juan Sacatepéquez, San Raimundo, Chuarrancho, San Pedro Ayampuc, San Pedro Sacatepéquez, Mixco, San Miguel Petapa and Amatitlán.
This traditional pottery can be found at workshops and is developed with traditional techniques like outdoor burning. Pots, griddles and beaters are produced in the municipalities of San Juan Sacatepequez, San Raimundo, Chinautla, Mixco, Palencia, San Jose Pinula and Villa Canales.
Different types of candles and candlesticks are made using tallow and paraffin in the municipalities of San Juan Sacatepequez, San Raimundo, San Pedro Ayampuc, Chinautla, San Pedro Sacatepequez, Mixco, Villa Canales, Palencia and San José Pinula.
In this area of production, rockets, machine guns, bulls, castles, volcanoes and canchinflines (which are used in popular family, religious and civic festivals) are made. These items are produced in the municipalities of San Juan Sacatepequez, San Raimundo, Mixco, Villa Nueva, Amatitlán, Villa Canales and Fraijanes. Furthermore, in the department of Guatemala other crafts, including wood products, tulle, leather palm, musical instruments, cups and crates are manufactured.
Traditional iron products are manufactured in the municipalities of San Juan Sacatepequez, San Raimundo, San Pedro Sacatepequez, Mixco, Amatitlán and Villa Canales. Traditional tin crafts like lamps, lanterns and chandeliers are also made there.
Silver crafts are produced in the municipally of San Juan Sacatepéquez. Some of the items produced are chains, bracelets and rings.