Also known as El Guarda o Guarda Viejo, this church was built in a contemporary style and contains a valuable collection of ... More
Also known as El Guarda o Guarda Viejo, this church was built in a contemporary style and contains a valuable collection of Italian sculptures. The Salesian monks' biggest treasure is the Immaculada Concepcion de los Santos Reyes, which was transferred from the church of San Francisco in 1917 due to the earthquakes. This church works actively for children and low income families, providing them with education, workshops, food and many other resources. Confessions take place from Monday to Friday, from 3pm-6pm and Sunday during mass services, which are celebrated from Monday to Friday at 6a, 7a, 6p and 7p, Saturday at 6a, 7a, 4p, 5p, 6p and 7p, and Sunday at 6a, 7a, 9a, 10:30a, noon and 5:30p. The church also sells religious items such as books, cards, images and rosaries.
These three cultural institutions are located within the same building. They have plenty of written information on Guatemala and Central
America and prove to be very useful for researchers interested in the history of the area and young students ...
In Colonial times San Jose was the headquarters of the city's association of carpenters. It was inaugurated in 1783, but
due to the earthquakes of 1917, 1918 and 1976 the building collapsed and after the last earthquake it was ...
The Natural History Museum opened in 1950 with a small collection of animals. It now has a large range of
species including birds and mammals, as well as mineral and paleontological specimens. There is also a butterfly house, a ...