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Sacred Sites in Guatemala

Below is an illustrated index of the sacred sites and religious places in Guatemala profiled so far on Sacred Destinations, listed in alphabetical order by name. Please note this list is far from comprehensive - many more great sites remain to be added. You can also view these sites on an interactive map of Guatemala.



  • Esquipulas Basilica
    Esquipulas, Guatemala
    Called the "spiritual center of Central America" by Pope John Paul II, the Basilica of Esquipulas attracts many pilgrims to its miraculous statue of the Black Christ carved in 1595.
  • San Andrés Xecul Church
    Guatemala
    A small village in the Western Highlands of Guatemala, San Andrés Xecul is home to a brightly-painted Catholic church adorned with a fascinating array of Mayan, Christian and agricultural images.
  • Tikal
    Guatemala
    A Mayan city that flourished around 700 AD in modern-day Guatemala, Tikal is best known for its towering Temple of the Two-Headed Snake.