And boy, is it ever! The market was already long established when the Spanish arrived in the 16th century. K’iche Maya descend on the town from all the surrounding villages to buy and sell produce, poultry, and pigs. It is also the most colourful handicrafts market in the New World. We broke into small groups and explored the produce market. The sights and smells are indescribable. Look through our gallery of photos from today to see and imagine!
Flower vendors who supply offerings for the church and for people to bring to the cemetery congregate on the stairs of the church.
We also wandered through the cemetery. The cemetery is filled with colorful tombs. Here, Maya shamans perform rituals for the dead and families leave offerings.