Church of St Francis, Panajachel

4.5
#3 of 6 in Historic Sites in Lake Atitlan
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  • The same day we arrived in Panajachel we had to change some more for so after staying very close to the boardwalk and map in hand we went to a BANRURAL located right in front of this beautiful church, which we ended up finding almost by chance, because anyway our type of tourism, further ahead, would have led us to take a tour of the village and the local market, which is right in the same sector. From the main street of Panajachel we enter about six streets to get to this place. It was very pleasant to find this beautiful and ancient church dating from the sixteenth century, not only because of its architecture but also because inside we could observe that mixture of Mayan beliefs and traditions with the Catholic religion. Seeing indigenous parishioners immersed in their prayers and wails as they kneel head to the main altar is something we had never seen in any church; quite interesting thing. Inside the church predominates wood, reflected in its ceiling and some pleasant wood carvings of objects that decorate it. Its interesting facade is quite similar to the cathedral church of Antigua Guatemala.
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  • It is an ancient 16th century church. With a beautiful façade. Inside there is a special serene atmosphere. When We were there, a number of Maya women were engaged in religious acts, which probably go back to the Mayan era. On their knees they crawled from the back of the church to the altar. This was a very special opportunity. The devotion of the women radiated a deep spiritual atmosphere.
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  • Church in the city center, a good benchmark .
  • Catholic Church, located in central area.
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