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Santo TOMáS Chichicastenango, Guatemala

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Dubbed Guatemala's "Mecca del Turismo" by Inguat, CHICHICASTENANGO is a compact and traditional town of cobbled streets, though the charming old adobe houses are now outnumbered by modern concrete structures. Twice a week the town's highland calm is shattered by the Sunday and Thursday markets, which attract a myriad of day-tripping tourists and commercial traders, as well as Maya weavers from throughout the central highlands. Chichicastenango was founded by the Spanish to house K'iche' refugees from nearby Utatlán, which they conquered and destroyed in 1524. The …
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Chichicastenango Market Days

Center of the Quiche department, Chichicastenango is a bit of a trek from Guatemala City (about 85 miles), but it's worth it, especially for the Thursday and Sunday markets held in the central plaza ...