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Santa Cruz Del Quiche Things to See and Do

Santa Cruz del QuichĂ© is a pleasant enough town in which to spend a day or two, although it is a little dirty. The town center, dominated by grand white church, has quite a buzz about it when everyone gathers around the square to people-watch in the late afternoon. There is also a small plaza in front of the former military barracks. Not to miss are the ruins of the Mayan capital Ku’markaaj, only a short ride away. Market days in Santa Cruz del QuichĂ©
are Thursday and Sunday, but there is a general market selling everyday goods around 7a Calle. On the road south back to Chichicastenango, amid pine forests, is the pretty Laguna Lemoa.










By Joanne Sykes

Born and raised in Yorkshire, England, Jo is currently working as a freelance travel writer in Latin America. With degrees in...

09 Aug 2011

 
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