Quetzaltenango

Quetzaltenango


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Quetzaltenango (Xela)

It is considered today, as the second in importance for its size, trade and colonial style.

It is called Quetzaltenango by the real title of Don Francisco Izquín Nehaíb in 1558 and on the other hand the K'iche ' is gave to this place the name of Xelahuh and Xelahúh Queh (place of the ten deer). Located in an extensive valley surrounded by hills and volcanoes: Santa Maria, Santiaguito (one of the three active volcanoes in the country), Cerro Quemado, Siete Orejas, Chicabal and Lacandon, offering multiple opportunities for mountaineering and hiking. These invite you to enjoy the wonderful nature and admire from their viewpoints a beautiful panorama of the city of Quetzaltenango, like the Hill Zunil, Zunilito, the tortoise and the trunk. It is one of the most important cities in Guatemala because of its size, industrial activity, especially textiles, liquor, culture and its strategic location for trade.

In its local gastronomy are appreciated the paches of potato, the tamales of Cambray and the Rompopo. There are several festivals in which you can attend traditional dances and dances, such as Easter, the Independence Fair, the Central American Fair or the patron Fair in honor of the Virgin of the Rosary. Within the religious field, in Salcajá is the "Hermitage of La Concepción", a national monument and recognized worldwide for being the headquarters of the first Catholic Church founded in Central America.

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