"The Maya's last stand at el Quiche." Santa Cruz del Quiché by VinTolucci

Santa Cruz del Quiché Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 40 photos

Santa Cruz del Quiche was the battleground where Tecun Uman made his final stand against the conquistadores. They say he fought bravely, but was no match against the spanish armor and superior tactics. Having been defeated many of the indegenious peoples retreated to mixco viejo. There, the high ground proved only a bumb in the road. The spaniards would soon extend their dominion into Guatemala and the rest of Latin America.


I left my boots in El Quiche.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful Lagoon's nearby, quiet
  • Cons:The food is terrible
  • In a nutshell:The ruins and the caves are the only reasons why a tourist would come.
  • Last visit to Santa Cruz del Quiché: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • vaticanus's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2004 at 6:46 AM

    I liked the travelogues for Santa Cruz del Quiche. I've never seen the fair but the market is good and watching people come out of the church on Sundays is a book on Guatemalan society itself.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2004 at 12:57 PM

    great infos and pics !

  • la_beba's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2004 at 7:20 AM

    Hehehehehe......... I spot a 'Gallo'!!!!!! ;o)


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