Iximche Ruins, Comalapa Market & Art Galleries Tour
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Location: Comalapa, Guatemala | Comalapa, Guatemala
Guided daytrip to Guatemala's most artistic town & lunch
Distinctive art & fascinating ruins of the Kaqchikel Maya
Visit to small household galleries & seeing bright murals
Chance to stop at colorful local market & old Baroque church
Opportunity to walk around Maya pyramids at Iximche ruins
Guided tour of San Juan Comalapa and Iximche
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Guatemala City hotel
Discover San Juan Comalapa, also known as the “Florence of America” thanks to the many talented painters originating from the town. Visit the ruins of the last capital of the Kaqchikel Maya kingdom at Iximche to conclude the memorable tour combining history and culture.
Set off to Guatemala’s most artistic town, San Juan Comalapa, currently home to 500 painters. Most of these artists were inspired by the creator of the distinctive oil painting style, the Comapala-born artist Andrés Curruchich, whose artwork has reached even some galleries in New York City.
Admire the bright colors of a cemetery mural, including depictions of major historical events such as the creation of the Maya and the Spanish conquest. San Juan Comalapa is bustling with small household galleries exhibiting the impressive local artwork. Do not miss the typical local market and the old Baroque church located in the central part of town.
Later, head to the ruins of Iximche, the last known capital of the Kaqchikel Maya kingdom. At this archaeological site, take a stroll among the pyramids and through Mesoamerican ball courts while hearing the fascinating history and how Iximche was abandoned in 1524 following the arrival of the Spaniards.
Cancellation Policy: 72 hours
Know before you book:
You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.,
At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.
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