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Museum in San Juan Comalapa

Museo de Arte Maya

The museum is mostly a showcase for the work of painter Julián Gabriel, whose canvasses go beyond the usual scenes of daily life to portray an apocalyptic vision of the future. There's also a gallery of historic pho…
Gallery in San Juan Comalapa

Galería de Arte Gabriel

Two blocks south of the main plaza, this attractive old house contains the studio and gallery of a prominent Comalapa painter, Iván Gabriel. The artist's son, Wilder, is well-versed in Comalapa's history and legends…
Guatemalan in San Juan Comalapa

Rinkoncito Chapin

The best choice for food is this friendly establishment south along the main street with polished log tables and a brilliant panorama of the surrounding hills from the rear window. Grilled steaks and seafood are its…
Church in San Juan Comalapa

Iglesia San Juan Bautista

In 1976 a major earthquake caused widespread devastation in Comalapa and took the lives of 3500 inhabitants. The Iglesia San Juan Bautista, the town's oldest church and a survivor of four previous quakes, was mostly…