GENERAL INFORMATION

Chichicastenango (place of the nettles) is a K’iche’ Maya town perched at 2070 m in the Highlands, founded around 1550 by Dominican missionaries. The site had been occupied by Kaqchikel Maya, who left to establish Iximché around 1470 due to political unrest between themselves and the k’iche’.

On Thursdays and Sundays the town of 76,000 inhabitants is invaded by indigenous from local villages who come to buy and sell in the market; conduct any business, like banking; and perform their religious ceremonies, both in the catholic church and at traditional Mayan sites.

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Plantation, Florida  
13494 NW 7th Street
Plantation, Florida 33325

Miami, Florida 
9930 SW 142 Street
Miami, Florida 33176

Toll Free USA & Canada:
(800) 666 8687
Local Number: 
(305) 436 0933 
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(305 436 0843

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G T TOURS OFFICES:

Plantation, Florida  
13494 NW 7th Street
Plantation, Florida 33325

Miami, Florida 
9930 SW 142 Street
Miami, Florida 33176

Toll Free USA & Canada:
(800) 666 8687
Local Number: 
(305) 436 0933 
Fax:     
(305 436 0843