Second Largest City in Guatemala
Trip Start Nov 16, 2009
35Trip End Apr 16, 2010
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There are numerous volcanos, hot springs, valleys, mountains, rivers that surround the city. The region provides a harvest of numerous products for the country such as coffee, wheat, fruits and vegetables, as well as sheep and cattle breeding. You can see some of the activities at the local market from the pictures under the entry.
The town conserves traces of it’s colonial period in its streets and avenues. The classical, neoclassical and Italian renaissance styles are evident in the buildings and the houses which have been built during the past century and the beginning of the 20th, with volcanic stones by artistic "Quetzalteco" masons (see the pictures of the court yard).