Cerrito del Carmen, Guatemala City

Cerrito del Carmen, Guatemala City (must see)

Dating back to the 16th century, Del Carmen Church is the oldest church in the city located on the top of the hill called Cerrito Del Carmen. Legend has it that in the past, this area was a place where drug addicts and criminals would meet, but nowadays, it is a charming spot for locals and tourists. Around the church there are many trees and vegetation that create an attractive park with benches and pathways. Guatemalans gather here to play games as well as to jog, exercise and relax while reading books in a peaceful atmosphere. It is also a place where vendors sell a variety of gifts and souvenirs. The historical church possesses a number of religious images including the well-known model of the Virgin Mary. Some people pray to this picture as they believe it is a blessed image, since it was stolen from here and returned back 100 years later. Visitors can enjoy a spectacular view of the city from this hill.

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Cerrito del Carmen on Map

Sight Name: Cerrito del Carmen
Sight Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Sight Type: Religious
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Walking Tours in Guatemala City, Guatemala

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