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Olintepeque & Colonial Churches

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Offered: Tuesday
Duraiinn: Half Day
Minimum: 2 people
Leaving from: Quetzaltenango

7 km of Quetzaltenango we will bring a visit to the market of Olintepeque. This is a big animal market where you can see all kinds of animals. Olintepeque is also the place where according to the legend, the famous Maya Quiché prince Tecun Uman died in battle against Pedro de Alvarado in 1.524.
We Continue to San Andres Xécul. This yellow church is probably the most famous church in Central América. We also visit a place where  you can see how the local materials are painted which are used for the tipical weavings. Next to a little chapel which is really interesting to see, we will visit a Maya altar and after that San Simon [Maximén a local Maya Saint]. In San Cristobal Totonicapan we will visit the church and the next door “Monasterio” as well as the place where indigenous women do their laundry, standing wiih their Feet in the water while fish are swimming between them.
We end our tour in Salcaja where we visit a local family who makes “Caldo de frutas” a local drink in Guatemala, Of course here is the opportunity to try one of these popular drinks! After that we will go to ihe weavery where you can see how they make the local textiles and end our tour in Quetzaltenango.

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