Monday, 24 November 2014

The Place where flowers abound

22 Oct 2014 | From Richie of Guatemala

Esquipulas, whose original name was Yzquipulas, is a municipality located in the department of Chiquimula, in eastern Guatemala, the largest city and capital of the municipality is the city of Esquipulas. In Nahuatl, known informally as Aztec, Esquipulas is translated as Isquitzuchil which means 'place where flowers abound'

This city is known as the main point of Central Catholic pilgrimage, as it is the place where they worship the Black Christ of Esquipulas. It is also one of the most important cities of the country and one that has had the most economic and cultural growth.

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