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. For Santo Tomas Church and beyond, use our Chichicastenango sightseeing planning tool to get the most from your Chichicastenango vacation.
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Santo Tomas Church Reviews
We came to Chichicastenango on a Sunday as a day trip from Guatemala with Gray Line tours. We walked around the market first before coming to the Santo Tomas Church. On the steps, there are a lot.... more »
The church has very steep steps. On Sundays, the market spills on the church's steps making them even more treacherous. Inside you will find penitent worshipers lighting candles, chanting, burning..... more »
Una hermosa church and recommended to go there
The service is in Spanish and Kiche, exciting cultural experience.
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