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Colonial Church

| Center of Town, Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala
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| Center of Town, Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What amazed me most about visiting this church in Santiago was seeing how two cultures (Catholic and Mayan) merged together in one place. Seeing the women praying to Saints in their Mayan costumes was really extraordinary and unexpected. The church itself is like many in...More

Thank Pedro N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Guatemalan are very religious and this is notorious because of the number of churches, especially the Evangelicals, that exist in the country. The most interesting of the older Catholic churches is the fact that they mix the native religions with the Catholic religious cult...More

1  Thank vmimartins
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I walked the square in front of this luminous, austere colonial church, where a liberal American priest was murdered in the '90s. You can observe the families and children coming and going from the attached school buildings, market women balancing their sacks and baskets, and...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Beautiful church from 1547. It is a jewel from the beginings of the colony. It is one of the oldest churches of Guatemala. Its exterior painted in white, with big columns at its facade and a plaza with a beautiful stone round staircase with about...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017

A fairly interesting colonial style church. Worth a visit if you happen to be here. It is free to enter.

Thank gyanfernando
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to visit on Good Friday. The processions leading to the church were amazing. A small band was playing inside and the colors were lovely.

Thank Redfishtx
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Interesting church in the heart of Santiago Atitlan right where you catch the bus to Chichicastenango and other parts. You can't miss it. It is not the most beautiful of churches but it is impressive.

2  Thank Tl D
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Father Stanley joined many other Guatemalan martyrs who fell victim to the conflict here stirred up by the US blindly supporting business interests. You can see the room in which he was murdered; one of his artifacts includes a bust of JFK. The people of...More

Thank jaz79h
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This is a must with guide see. It was built in the 16th Century. There are Maya symbols every image.

Thank CelsoSO
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is one of the most interesting churches I have visited. The Spaniards tried to forcibly convert the Mayans to Christianity. So what did the locals do? They smartly integrated their own beliefs and systems into the faith of the colonialists. The Jesus here has...More

Thank vedagunjan
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