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Beautiful old church

A beautiful old church. The church is the center of activities, for the village. There are always... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Daytona Beach, Florida
Mission Trip

St Francis of Assisi in Panajachel was our home for a week in late January. The three priests who... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2019
Cairns, Australia
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2 weeks ago
“Beautiful old church”
Feb 17, 2019
“Mission Trip”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Calle del Campanario, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful old church. The church is the center of activities, for the village. There are always people in the church. It is a Catholic church, but there is evidence of Maya religion, being practiced along side of the Catholic services.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 18 February 2019 via mobile

St Francis of Assisi in Panajachel was our home for a week in late January. The three priests who live just next door are responsible for not only this parish but 30 more out in the outlying area. Only two of the priests drive, so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Like something you would see in a movie set. The only thing missing was Sergio Leoni music and Clint Eastwood wearing a shawl. Large and pretty empty square in front. Not busy at all, but then again, this is not the busiest area for tourists...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Quite a surprise in a quiet square away from the gringo tack. It lies 10 minutes away from the lakeside, so maybe the builders knew something about the changing water levels that we don't. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 16jamesdoc
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

A lovely old church right next to the market in Panajachel . If you are fortunate - you will see local activity - funeral or wedding

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

You will see an old church that is still used today. If your lucky there will be a Saints day celebration going on. Not to difficult as they celebrate Saints almost every week. Beautiful Saint statues inside, some in regional costume.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Jamie Gringo G
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I've been to mass here three times. The music is terrific and the people here in Panajachel are so welcoming and friendly. I am one of the only tourists in this place but I LOVE IT. There are beautiful historic statues of St. Francis and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

After several visits to Panajachel, I finally got to go inside this church. It's simple, but very pretty. It's definitely worth taking a peek inside if it's open. The outside is also lovely, and there is a little plaza in front where you can sit....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank uclatraveler9
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I stayed in a posada near this beautiful church. The plaza in front of the church is large and spacious. However, I have not seen much activity in the plaza. As beautiful as it is, the church and surrounding plaza is not very vibrant. The...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank auroraedserv
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Have a Rest on the stairs, watch the folks go by, have a look in. It is one of the places you really feel being far away from home.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Response from 16jamesdoc | Reviewed this property |
P.S. There is no entry charge but they would probably welcome a donation.