Zaculeu lies just 4km west of Huehuetenangoâ€™s central plaza. In October 1525, the historical Mam ceremonial site fell to Spanish conquistador Gonzalo de Alvarado after a two month siege. Dating as far back as the early classic period, these ancient ruins underwent some modest restoration during the 1940â€™s. Although the typical colorful decoration of similar Mam temples wasnâ€™t replicated, graying plaster was used to try and bring them closer to their original form. Admission is around $4.50 and there is a small museum on-site displaying skulls and other artifacts found in a tomb under one of the temples. There are a few places across from the main entrance selling snacks and refreshments. You can hire a cab from town for about $8 including an hourâ€™s wait at the site, which is plenty of time, or hop on a cheap local bus from outside the school at the corner of 2a Calle and 7a Avenida.