Cristo Negro de Esquipulas, Esquipulas Chiquimula

Black Christ of Esquipulas: Chiquimula, Guatemala

The sculpture of the Black Christ dates back to 1595 and is made of cedar wood. It inspires one of the most important Catholic pilgrimages, topped only by the Virgin of Guadeloupe in Mexico. Continue reading Black Christ of Esquipulas: Chiquimula, Guatemala

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La Conquistadora, Salcajá, Quetzaltenango

The Church of La Ermita de la Concepción/La Conquistadora: Salcajá, Quetzaltenango

    Located in the neighborhood of San Jacinto, Salcajá (a northern town of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala), is the first Catholic Church founded in Central America – La iglesia La Ermita de la Concepción. Built in 1524 for Spanish conquistadores, also known as … Continue reading The Church of La Ermita de la Concepción/La Conquistadora: Salcajá, Quetzaltenango