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La Ermita de la Concepcion (La Conquistadora)

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Beautiful church

This church is beautiful on the outside. The Salcajá museum is behind it. To get here, take the... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
Beautiful from the outside

Apparently the first Christian church in Guatemala, it is quite stunning in its simplicity. We... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
Martyn P
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

This church is beautiful on the outside. The Salcajá museum is behind it. To get here, take the Rosario bus from Xela. From the bus stop in Salcajá it's about 6 or 8 blocks to the church. Apparently if you want to see inside you...More

Thank Millet02
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Nice historical place to visit. Nothing to do except admiring the architecture of the place. Maybe a selfie or two. Nothing special.

Thank KevinThePilgrim
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Apparently the first Christian church in Guatemala, it is quite stunning in its simplicity. We tried to look inside, but the woman who holds the key was away that day...

Thank Martyn P
Reviewed 27 February 2018

I was a bit lost in town, but a few very friendly people helped me find the church. It is beautiful.

Thank chey_baybee
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Small, but the oldest church in Central America. Not far away, following the route to Cuatro Caminos in San Andres Xecul (take a turn to the left and nearly make a horseshoe) is possibly the most interesting and most vibrantly decorated church I have ever...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Don't get your expectations up. This is an old (maybe the oldest Catholic Church in CA). It has thick walls and some old restored timbers. Depending on whether the local key keeper is around you may or may not be able to enter the church...More

Thank reins76
Reviewed 14 December 2016

An easy trip from Xela that could be done in just a few hours if you want. It is the oldest church in Central America which is kind of a neat thing to see, experience, and imagine the stories it holds. I suggest going to...More

Thank Soccergal87
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Many people come to Quetzaltenango and don't realize that in the nearby village of Salcajá is this most interesting church known as the oldest standing Catholic Church in Central America! We were there on Holy week just before Easter and were able to tour the...More

Thank ftyso
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This church was interesting to visit, both for the architecture and the remnant of the Spanish conquest of Guatemala. It is not as decorated, since it was not designed to teach the Mayans. In fact, it was reserved for the Spanish, who had set up...More

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Oldest Church in South America. Very cool looking facade. It was closed when we visited but we did get nice photos!

Thank Caren_H
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20 February 2018|
Response from David J | Reviewed this property |
The "large yellow church" - were you referring to the intricately decorated church in San Andrés Xecul or another one? There are countless yellow churches. Any bus heading toward Cuatro Caminos and points beyond will pass by... More