Santo Tomas Church
Santo Tomas Church
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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.
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Travelandfood
Singapore, Singapore137 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Always a beautiful place to visit where catholic and ancient traditions collide. Last visited in 2010 and 13 years later does not fail to impress us with its location at the heart of the town. During the week, you can enjoy the scenery of many ladies selling flowers and during market days, it is vibrant with so many locals, tourists and shops. On some days you can enjoy fresh made tamales and atole at the shops that set up at the bottom of the stairs.
Written 2 January 2024
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Anneliese T
28 contributions
Feb 2023
A very beautiful but simple church. A lot of wood was used to build altar and side panels. It was quite a refreshing site from the usual opulence we are finding in Catholic Churches
Written 13 March 2023
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VeganMadeEasy
Glen Ellyn, IL1,573 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Place of worship in the middle of a market. Interesting how catholic and Mayan religion meet here. Certainly a place you want to spend a few minutes.
Written 17 November 2022
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Luis F
Guatemala City, Guatemala129 contributions
Dec 2020
Severe, intriguing, blackened by centuries of smoke, this is a place to remember. It is like time traveling.
Written 29 December 2020
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guatemejor
Tikal National Park, Guatemala64 contributions
Mar 2020
is good for the visitors that stay in chichi the night before to the marketto know that all the rituals insght the chrch start by 10 Am that time the mass end (CATHOLIC)THEN THE ALTARS AREplaced for the Mayan rituals,you would like to experience the mass that take place in english and Quiche,but it woul be boring if you have no patients,Also you can view the people of the cofradias coming to or living the church.
Written 2 April 2020
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colonial
County Galway, Ireland160 contributions
May 2019
This church needs to be painted and restored it is used as a loitering ground for vendors. Such a shame.
Written 15 March 2020
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BRodrig
Hillsboro, OR45 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
We had an “authorized guide” (with a special guide vest) take us through both churches and the murals by the museum. It was totally worth the cost. She was very thorough and was able to answer all our questions. It makes more sense to go through the main church with someone explaining the Catholic and Mayan traditions held within and outside the church.
Written 16 February 2020
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX6,233 contributions
Dec 2019
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 of vendors trying to sell you things. When we came on Sunday, they were holding mass and photos were not allowed. We were allowed to go in and observe. It is not a big church.
Written 15 December 2019
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GTravellerG80210
Denver, CO594 contributions
Oct 2019
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 incense, and expressing their faith. A must see stop in Chichicastenango.
Written 6 November 2019
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GregEng
Little Rock, AR32 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
A must see when in chichi. Very crowded on market days with LOTS of flowers and incense. Picturesque
Written 29 July 2019
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