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Guatemala Chichicastenango C5877a

View of Santo Tomas church across the Chichicastenango market place, as een from the base of the El Cavario church.


Santo Tomas is around 400 years old, and while officially a Catholic Church, Mayan shamans still perform their rituals either on the steps to the church or inside.


Santo Tomas and El Cavario are both built on the remains of Mayan temples, and therefore face each other like the Mayan temples, most notably in Tikal.

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Taken on July 28, 2006