Chichicastenango

Photo: Michael Swiggart Santo Tomás Chichicastenango is a town in the El Quiché department of Guatemala, known for its traditional K’iche’ Maya culture. The Spanish conquistadors gave the town its name from the Nahuatl name used by their soldiers from Tlaxcala: Tzitzicaztenanco, or City of Nettles. Its original name was Chaviar.Chichicastenango serves as the municipal …