Colonial Church, Santiago Atitlan

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  • Visiting the town of Santiago Atitlan we went to visit the beautiful church, erected in the part most people high, white and simple but very beautiful. It is more than other churches in villages of the Lake since Santiago's population is greater. To the front there is a large square that is surrounded by schools and it is used for recreation or children to play. This town also has a special inhabitant is represented in one of the quetzal bills, with a typical cap of the place armed with rope. It is the first time that I see a living person than its picture is on a national ticket. The State pays every month for that picture to keep it is. The streets full of crafts are very picturesque. I recommend a visit widely.
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  • 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...  more »
  • The town of Santiago is the least attractive of all the Lake. The Church is normalita and is in a huge square where there is nothing to do. But hey, the interior is curious.
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