Historic Center: Plaza Murillo/ Colonial Jaen Street

OVERVIEW:

  • The historic center runs from the Jaen Street to the Plaza Murillo (North to South) 
  • Quite safe during the day although it is always important to be on the lookout for pickpockets
  • Best hours to go: 10:00 to 19:00
  • Home to a few good ¨touristic¨ restaurants (some specializing in local cuisine)
  • There are many museums in this neighbourhood
  • Fantastic neighbourhood to enjoy restored colonial architecture

TRANSPORTATION/GETTING AROUND:

  • There are 5 different modes of transportation available: taxis, collectivos, trufis, the elevated cable car (teleferico), and walking.
  • Central station of the red line elevated cable car system located 2 blocks from the San Francisco
  • There are 3 main avenues running through Sopocachi which feed into the transportation veins of the entires city: 6 de Agosto, 20 de Octubre, and Sanchez Lima
  • The Arce and 20 de Octubre will take you north towards the center (home to San Francisco Cathedral and The Witch’s Market)
  • The 6 de Agosto and Sanchez Lima will take you south towards the middle and southern parts of the city thru Obrajes and the Zona Sur.
  • Taxis anywhere in the city are between 10bs and 25bs ($1.50USD and $3.50USD)

 


WHAT TO SEE:

  • Jaen Street 
  • Presidential Palace
  • National Congress
  • Plaza Murillo