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Guatemala Churches Tour: Half-Day from Quetzaltenango

Discover the charm of Guatemala’s small towns, and the breathtaking and vibrant beauty of its eclectic and historic churches. Visit Iglesia de Salcaja, the oldest church in Central America, dating back to the 1524. Admire the brilliant yellow Iglesia de San Andrés Xecul, and travel to other local highlights on this stunning, off-the-beaten-path cultural experience.

USD $57.00

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Discover History, Culture, and Spectacular Art on this Half-Day Guatemala Churches Tour from Quetzaltenango

On this beautiful and historic Guatemala churches tour from Quetzaltenango, discover 3 small Quiché indigenous communities, and explore picturesque colonial churches and other local highlights with a friendly and knowledgeable guide.

Discover the charm of Guatemala’s small towns, and the breathtaking and vibrant beauty of the small churches each community holds dear. Visit Iglesia de Salcaja, the oldest church in Central America, dating back to the 1524. Admire the brilliant yellow Iglesia de San Andrés Xecul, and travel to other local highlights on this stunning, off-the-beaten-path Guatemala churches tour from Quetzaltenango.

Highlights

  • Visit the oldest church in Central America dating back to 1524
  • Encounter the first painting of the Virgen de Concepción brought from Spain to Central America — unmoved since its arrival in the 16th century.
  • Admire the painted Iglesia de San Andrés Xecul,  a true testament to Central American art
  • Explore the 16th century convent of San Cristóbal Totonicapán and discover the fascinating tradition associated with the convent
  • Visit a cultural “textile house” to see how local artisan textiles are made
  • Toast to the day with a traditional fruity, alcoholic drink called caldo de frutas

Tour Information

Duration: 8:00 am – 12:30 pm (morning tour); 2:00 pm – 18:30 pm (afternoon tour)
Start/End Location: Hotel pick-up/drop-off in Quetzaltenango
Booking Requirements: Minimum 2 travelers required to book

What’s Included

  • Round-trip transportation from Quetzaltenango
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Entry fees to historic and cultural sites

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