Do go in and do pay to see the museum. These are spectacular ruins with great views of the volcanoes which make it very photographic.
This church is very unusual- with Maya rituals mixed with some Catholic doctrine. Quite unlike other chrches- masses of candles and very odd rituals. Well worth a visit but NO PHOTOGRAHING INSIDE- unless you wish to spend your holiday in a Guatemalan jail
very pretty architecture and especially fervent during the ceremonies of Easter. masses of adherents parade through the streets carrying massive wooden floats over carpet which are made from colored sawdust and flower petals
Worth visiting. Large church / monastery complex located withing a short walk from Central Park. Serene and a great place to spend half an hour exploring. Closes at 4:30 pm.
This was a great church to visit and it shows what it was like back then before the earthquakes. The only thing that sort of got under my skin was the price they charge at all there sites just to see a load of rubble. Thats what we call it back home ...rubble
We went there with a tour organised by the spanish school I am attending. Liked the ruins, some interesting history too.
I was primarily interested in seeing the ruins for photographic opportunities, and these were nothing special compared to others in town. In fairness, the existing church itself might be great, but I didn't go in. The circus atmosphere outside kind of turned me off.
The church itself is nothing out of the ordinary, but reading about the history makes it a much more interesting experience. Be sure to pay the 5Q to visit the museo next door to read about Hermano Pedro and see the hall of Milagros and his personal artifacts. The best value in town.
Noon mass the best. Lots of people praying in the middle of the day not eating just praying and singing.
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