Battle at the shores of Lake Atitlan

When you visit Hotel Atitlan, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the majestic lake called Atitlan. This is a breathtaking and peaceful place, however, in the past it wasn´t like that. During the period of the Spanish conquest of Guatemala, the shores of the lake were covered of violence. This was the place where the Spanish and their Cakchiquel allies defeated the Tzutujils. It was a strong battle.

 

When the Spanish won the battle, they set up a church and a monastery in Panajachel. Their gold was to convert the Indians in the Catholic faith. The original facade of the church stills stands today and is one of the treasures of the colonial style in Guatemala. You can visit this place during your next travel to Panajachel.

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