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Address: Santa Catarina Palopo, Guatemala

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Beautiful local church

A must see especially around Easter! Good local architecture and culture. You get a feeling of how people value religion and their church community.

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Teri A
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

A must see especially around Easter! Good local architecture and culture. You get a feeling of how people value religion and their church community.

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Thank Teri A
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
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Reviewed 28 July 2015

We have visited Santa Catarina a number of times including twice for Holy Week. This is not one of those hot areas on the Tourist maps for Lake Atitlan. It is worth the visit, friendly people great weavers, true weaving's not like one might find on the streets of Pana.

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Thank Antigua G
Denver, CO
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Reviewed 25 May 2015

Beautiful, typical church. Beautiful people who welcomed us, despite the fact that we were clearly not dressed up as much as they were.

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Thank JRV14
Mountain View, Arkansas
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Reviewed 21 February 2015

Santa Catarina Palopo was the first village we docked at during our boat tour of Lake Atitlan. It is about fifteen minutes from the pier in Panajachel to Santa Catarina. It's a much slower pace in Santa Catarina. We walked up to the church to check out the town. The church was open but the only person in there near... More 

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Thank Razorfish
California
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Reviewed 4 November 2014

The church itself is very simple and worth a ten minute visit. The town of Santa Caterina is a fifteen minute boat ride from Panajachel but couldn't be more different. Whereas Panajachel is brimming with tourist shops, restaurants and gringos, Santa Catarina is quiet and calm. Though there is not much to do there it is worth the short ride... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Quaint church in quaint town -- very clean town a short (15 min) boat ride from Panajachel. The church anchors the town - it is well kept, very traditional Spanish style. People are very humble and friendly and proud of their town. Tourists come and go, but the local people welcome them always with open arms.

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Thank Guate1954
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

This is a beautiful church in the heart of a small Mayan town called Santa Catarina Palopa. The town is filled with artisans and their work. The church is lively and welcoming. I happened to get stuck in San Antonio after dark and was unable to find a pick up truck or tuk tuk back to Pana. My friend randomly... More 

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Reviewed 2 July 2013

This place is very nice and quiet!! Is one of the small towns around the Atitlan Lake . You walk around and find houses, there is a church, persons making typical Guatemalan´s Crafts. There are hotels where you can stay, but I can suggest you two. Villas del Caribe, is a hotel very comfortable with a restaurant and a pool... More 

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Lake Atitlan
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

Take a tuk tuk ride out to Santa Catarina and savor the gorgeous views of Lake Atitlan.Ask your driver to stop along the journey for many photo opportunities.There are many shopping options too if you are looking to buy hand crafted items. Church is beautiful and requires walking up many steps. Go for an afternoon and take it all in.

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Thank salweb
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Reviewed 3 February 2013

Santa Catarina was definitely worth the visit. The church was very pretty, but the highlight of visiting this village was to just let time pass and not have anything on the agenda. There was not much to do, so we spent some time with friendly local women watching them work and talking to them, then went for lunch to Restaurante... More 

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