The Highlands Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Highlands - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Chichicastenango 6

Quetzaltenango (Xelajú) 5

Huehuetenango 3

San Juan La Laguna 3

Panajachel 2

Santiago Atitlán 2

San Miguel Totonicapán 1

Salcajá 1

Santa Cruz del Quiché 1

San Antonio Palopó 1

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Archaeological Site/ Ruins 2

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Museum/ Gallery 3

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 1

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Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 10

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Artesanos de San Juan

  • Store/Shop/Mall

Artesanos de San Juan is a cooperative of 58 artisans who weave textiles and sell from their showroom just north of the dock. ...

Capilla de Calvario

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Across from the Iglesia de Santo Tomás is this squat little chapel. It doesn't attract the attention that its much larger neighbor does,...

Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The butter-yellow Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción stands guard over the main square, and dates from 1874. ...

Catedral del Espíritu Santo/Catedral de los Altos

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

On the southeastern corner of Parque Centro América, this cathedral dates from 1535. All that remains of the original building (Espíritu...

Cementerio

  • Cemetery

Filled with brightly painted mausoleums, the town's cemetery is one of the most colorful in the highlands. You'll be treated to wonderful...

Iglesia San Miguel Arcángel

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Totonicapán's main church, the Iglesia San Miguel Arcángel, dedicated to its patron, the archangel Michael, dates from 1545, although...

Iglesia de San Antonio Palopó

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The beautiful adobe Iglesia de San Antonio Palopó stands in a stone plaza that marks the center of town. The interior is particularly...

Iglesia de San Jacinto

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The town's Iglesia de San Jacinto dates from 1524 and is said to be the oldest surviving church in Central America. It suffered severe...

Iglesia de San Nicolás

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This bluish church on the east side of Parque Benito Juárez is known for its unusual baroque design. Although lovely, it looks a bit...

Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The main road leads to the squat white 1547 Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol, the church dedicated to town patron, St. James the Apostle,...

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