Iximché

Day Trip to the Ruins of Iximché

Near present-day Tecpán, this ancient city was once the capital of the Mayan Kaqchikel people. Originally friendly with the K’iche’ and their capital at nearby Q’umarkaj, the Kaqchikel quickly grew in power, and the two groups became rivals. The Kaqchikel soon decided to split...
museum

Guatemala’s Best Museums

Guatemala City was selected as the Ibero-American Capital of Culture for 2015, surely in large part due to its wide selection of museums. Without a doubt, the best of them sit side by side in Zona 10. These twin gem museums are found east of Avenida La Reforma on the campus of...