We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All photos (231)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Mayans enter through the front door, but others are relegated to the side door of this unusual 1540 church which combines Catholic and Mayan spiritual practices.
Certificate of Excellence
Plaza Mayor, Chichicastenango 14006, Guatemala
Improve This Listing
Santo Tomas Church Tours and Tickets
from US$62.50
More Info
from US$75.00
More Info
from US$75.00
More Info
from US$85.00
More Info
from US$300.00
More Info
from US$1,362.23
More Info
from US$130.00
More Info
See all tours & tickets
Traveller rating
  • 158
  • 112
  • 35
  • 3
  • 1
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
The church has very steep steps. On Sundays, the market spills on the church's steps making them even more treacherous. Inside you will find penitent worshipers lighting candles, chanting, burning incense, and expressing their faith. A must see stop in Chichicastenango.
Read more
A must see when in chichi. Very crowded on market days with LOTS of flowers and incense. Picturesque
Read more
Interesting church, but then there are many like this all over Guatemala and this one does not justify the long drive there. Clearly the center of town. Sadly most of the old paintings are totally black. When we enquired why they were not restored, we were told that if renovated
Read more
This is the first time I have seen Christianity and Mayan religion practised under the same roof. It is certainly well worth a visit to gain an understanding of the complex intertwining of the religions.
Read more
We were sailing with Oceania Cruises and Santo Tomas was one of the ports of call. Unless you are a well seasoned traveler and/or speak some Spanish I would recommend a tour from the ship to the Mayan ruins or a Rio Dulce tour. The taxi drivers out front offer 3 hour tour of
Read more
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 nearby hotels
Hotel Museo Mayan Inn
308 reviews
.16 km away
Santo Tomas Hotel
231 reviews
.20 km away
Posada El Arco
74 reviews
.28 km away
Hotel Villa Grande
5 reviews
.35 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 22 nearby restaurants
Casa de San Juan
92 reviews
.05 km away
Restaurante Italiano Los Fratelli
12 reviews
.40 km away
Atrio K'pe
11 reviews
.19 km away
Las Brasas
17 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all nearby attractions
Solola Market
47 reviews
20.67 km away
Hotel Atitlan Gardens
261 reviews
22.41 km away
Chichi Cemetery
213 reviews
.47 km away