Chichicastenango

Chichicastenango (chē"chēkästānäng'gō) , town, SW Guatemala. In the heart of the highlands, Chichicastenango was a trading town in ancient times. It became the spiritual center of the Quiché after their defeat (1524) by Pedro de Alvarado. The town, of...
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Chichicastenango

town, west-central Guatemala, 6,447 feet (1,965 metres) above sea level. It was a market centre for the Cakchiquel Maya before the Spanish conquest. ... [1 related articles]
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