House Western Culture
It is a center of cultural, specifically against its central square . It was officially opened on December 15, 1960 , by determination of Alberto Fuentes father of Alberto Fuentes Mohr .
The place was an old prison , which functioned as a prison since its original construction in 1872 until after the government of Carlos Castillo Armas , later to become a model cultural center , opened in 1960. The original plans are Julian Rivera and construction was by Francisco Sánchez Latour.
On site there is a newspaper library that protects editions of newspapers since 1930, plus a library . In the main entrance is a gallery in which stands the official anthem of Quetzaltenango , Moon Xelajú .
Among the functions of the House of Culture of the West it is to rescue museums of biology, archeology, history, sports and marimba , while highlighting individuals who excel in these branches .