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Templo El Calvario - Historical Building Cobán - Guatemala

Built atop a hill overlooking Cobán, the temple is 137 steps away from the city center. At the start of the long stairway, visitors are greeted by a shrine where locals pray and leave offerings. Many Q’eqchi religious rituals are also held at altars of the temple. Dating back to 1810, its simple white façade has been restored to its original glory. Candle light illuminates the interior of the church, where a glass crucifix enclosing a figure of Jesus Christ stands. During Holy week, processions reach the top to the church. Get a panoramic view of the city and its surrounding greenery from the church’s entrance.

Avenida el Calvario, Zona 1
Cobán, Guatemala

Historical Building Types:
Churches, Churches and religious buildings, Spiritual/Religious

Getting There
From the city center, follow Avenida el Calvario (7a Calle) all the way to the foot of the hill where the temple is located.

Travel Tips: The church offers the best views of the city.

Price Description: Free

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:6a.m.

Open Hours to:6p.m.

Travel Skills: None

By Nellie Huang
29 Sep 2009

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