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Interesting church, but then there are many like this all over Guatemala and this one does not justify the long drive there. Clearly the center of town. Sadly most of the old paintings are totally black. When we enquired why they were not restored, we...More
This is the first time I have seen Christianity and Mayan religion practised under the same roof.
It is certainly well worth a visit to gain an understanding of the complex intertwining of the religions.
We were sailing with Oceania Cruises and Santo Tomas was one of the ports of call. Unless you are a well seasoned traveler and/or speak some Spanish I would recommend a tour from the ship to the Mayan ruins or a Rio Dulce tour.
One enters the oldest church in Chichicastenango through the side door. The front steps are full of flower sellers and those partaking in Mayan ceremonies. Inside there is the opportunity to see more Mayan ceremonies and observe the Shaman at work. The decor is original...More
If you are interested of the trails of oldest coloniakl history of Central America - must it see.The church wa created in the second decade od XVI century, is older than Antigua de Guatemala city. Big church, builded on background of ancien mayan temple. The...More
Lording over Chichicastenango market situated on a hill overseeing the market is the Iglesia De Santo Tomas.
This church on the plaza's east side is often the scene of rituals that are more distinctly Mayan than Catholic. Inside, the floor of the church may be...More
The Mayan people pray alongside the Catholics. Both religions are accepted. Church is dark from the many years of candles burning in the church! It is a must see while visiting Chichicastenango and well worth the visit!