Western Highlands

The town hall serves as both seat of government and entertainment center: a striking band shell is built into the balcony.

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Nearby Western Highlands attractions

1. Parque Central

0.02 MILES

Huehuetenango's main square is shaded by cylindrical ficus trees and surrounded by the town's imposing buildings: the municipalidad (with a band shell on…

2. Catedral de Huehuetenango

0.05 MILES

Also known as the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Huehue's neoclassical cathedral was built of adobe and stone in the mid-19th century, possibly atop…

3. Zaculeu


A remnant of the Mam capital, the Zaculeu archaeological zone was 'restored' by the United Fruit Company in the 1940s, leaving its pyramids, ball courts…

4. Shrine of Virgen del Rosario

2.47 MILES

This statue of the Virgin Mary (also known as Virgen de Candelaria) clad entirely in locally-mined silver, is a big draw for local Catholics. She is…

5. El Mirador

5.87 MILES

This viewpoint is 4km uphill from Chiantla. It's worth the steep climb on switchback roads for the absolutely stupendous views. On a clear day you can…

6. Museo Balam

15.45 MILES

Todos Santos' museum is on a hilly rise on the eastern edge of town. The small but fascinating collection of outfits and masks, traditional kitchen…

7. Iglesia Todos Santos

15.75 MILES

Todos Santos' Catholic church is a modest whitewashed affair, but it's worth popping in to see the beautiful painted wooden ceiling, with its brightly…

8. Centro Cultural Kumool

22.27 MILES

This small museum is something of an unexpected gem for a town of Nebaj's size. It displays a collection of mostly ceramic objects excavated in the Ixil…