Guatemala – The Mayan Villages

Guatemala, one of South America’s most colourful countries reveals a Spanish style of architecture that is notable in the small villages that surround the old colonial capital of Antigua and which were built with Mayan labour. Churches are decorated with Catholic and Mayan iconography, religious festivals abound and cofradias protect the local shrines. To have a better understanding of the people and their Mayan heritage we travel by local bus to Xecul, Chichicastenago, Lake Atitlan and Santiago exploring the markets and cobblestone laneways that reveal the intriguing character of Guatemala. For more information check out episode #28 in the International category.

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