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 (Xelaju) 6

Panajachel 5

Huehuetenango 3

San Juan La Laguna 3

Santiago Atitlan 2

San Miguel Totonicapan 1

Salcaja 1

Santa Cruz del Quiche 1

San Antonio Palopo 1

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Arts/ Performance Venue 1

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Museum/ Gallery 3

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 1

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Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 10

Store/ Shop/ Mall 3

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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

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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...

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

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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

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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

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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,...

Iglesia de Santo Tomás

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Standing watch over the square is this gleaming white Dominican church, Guatemala's most intriguing, busy with worshippers all day and...

Pascual Abaj

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Local shamans lead villagers in special rites at this site whose name translates as "stone of sacrifice" perched on a hilltop south of...


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