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Destroyed twice by earthquakes, this 1548 church was rebuilt in the 1700s to withstand earthquakes and boasts a lovely yellow façade and a huge stone fountain, reputed to be the largest in Central America.
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One of the larger, better preserved, and exterior well-maintained churches in this city with many to choose from. Just from the Square, colorful, accessible, and a great place to observe the locals practicing their vibrant and still live in Catholicism. Labels and signage on the
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At one end of town, not far from the arc, this beautifully facades church has a simple architectural interior but with a series of very ornate secondary altars and homages to various saints. It is very much a locals place of worship, so no entry fee, but respectful photography
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Lovely church and it’s free to enter. I find the white and yellow exterior quite lovely. Catch a glimpse of the church from the hill with the cross. It looks really huge from up there. Shops next door have a great variety of souvenirs.
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This is a beautiful church, the exterior is very ornate, more so than the interior, It is quite a touristy area resulting in many vendors trying to sell their wares. Well worth a visit, be sure to look at the carvings.
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Attracts many people, very Guatemalan, full of beautiful ornate carvings and gold leaf! Steeped in history!
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