Trip Planner: Central America / Guatemala / El Quiche Department / Chichicastenango / Santo Tomas Church
Built around 1545 on top of a pre-Columbian temple, Santo Tomas Church exudes a mystical and spiritual vibe. Climb up the massive Mayan stairs to discover the power of ancient tradition, enduring hand in hand here with modern Christianity. Enter the dim interior and see old pictures of saints covered with black soot, the result of centuries of incense and candle burning. Observe Mayan rituals and prayers and learn about some of the oldest religious traditions in the world--all this in the middle of a vibrant, bustling market. To visit Santo Tomas Church on your trip to Chichicastenango, use our Chichicastenango sightseeing planning tool.
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Santo Tomas Church reviews
is good for the visitors that stay in chichi the night before to the marketto know that all the rituals insght the chrch start by 10 Am that time the mass end (CATHOLIC)THEN THE ALTARS AREplaced for..... more »
This church needs to be painted and restored it is used as a loitering ground for vendors. Such a shame. more »
Una hermosa church and recommended to go there
The service is in Spanish and Kiche, exciting cultural experience.
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