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Chichicastenango, also known as Santo Tomás Chichicastenango, is a town in the El Quiché department of Guatemala, known for its traditional K’iche’ Maya culture. The Spanish conquistadors gave the town its name from the Nahuatl name used by their soldiers from Tlaxcala: Tzitzicaztenanco, or City of Nettles. Its original name was Chaviar.

Chichicastenango serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of the same name.

Chichicastenango is a large indigenous town, lying on the crests of mountaintops at an altitude of 1,965 m (6,447 ft). It is located about 140 km (87 mi) northwest of Guatemala City.

Guatemala Tourism Chichicastenango Mayan Glyph Town Arch

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Guatemala Tourism Chichicastenango Restaurant Casa San Juan Side Doorway

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Guatemala Tourism Chichicastenango Restaurant Casa San Juan Julisa and Jose

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Guatemala Tourism Chichicastenango Restaurant Casa San Juan

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Guatemala Tourism Chichicastenango Chicken Bus

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Guatemala Tourism Chichicastenango Public Truck Transit

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Guatemala Tourism Chichicastenango Mayan Graveyard Graves

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Guatemala Tourism Chichicastenango Julisa Sanchez Arch

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Guatemala Tourism Chichicastenango Julisa Sanchez Kevin Matovina Photography

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Guatemala Tourism Chichicastenango Archway Monument

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