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Santo Tomas Church
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Full Day Tour: Chichicastenango Maya Market and Lake Atitlan from Guatemala City
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Owner description: Mayans enter through the front door, but others are relegated to the side door of this unusual 1540 church which combines Catholic and Mayan spiritual practices.
Reviewed March 15, 2014

Quite the contrast between the madness outside (especially during the Sunday market) and inside the church. Be respectful but do take the time to visit.

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Reviewed February 19, 2014

Great historical site. There are two churches fronting the plaza, both the site of Maya ceremony, a blend here of Maya and
Christian symbolic ritual and costume.

Thank MichiganZumbido
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

Local guides abound all ready to help which I needed with all the ancient stairs. Church of Santo Thomas, merely 400 years old, built on a pre-Columbian temple platform. Surrounded by a market place selling textiles, pottery, handcrafts, meat, fruits & vegetables, jewelry, masks and knives and flute-like whistles,..

Thank sandrafarnham
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

This church is in the colonial style at the entrance to the local market. The Local shaman is on the steps of the church performing his sacrifices although this is a Catholic Church build on top of the old Mayan Pyramid. Sunday mass is a combination of Mayan rituals along with a traditional Catholic Mass.

Thank VisaLady
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

and Santo Tomas is one of these things. Indigenous ceremonies held on the church steps. The smell of incense wafts over the neighboring market stalls.

Thank BackpackingNana
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