Category: Art & Culture

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How religion plays a significant part in our lives – Guatemalan Culture

Anyone who is interested in Guatemalan culture will soon discover that religion plays a significant part in the daily life of our nation. And the statistics suggest a fairly straightforward picture. 50 per cent of our country identifies as Catholic, 37 per cent as Protestant, 11 per cent as having no religious affiliation, and 2 per cent as ‘other’. But […]

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A beginner’s guide to Guatemalan coffee

Today, coffee is one of Guatemala’s biggest exports. Exports of up to $723 million make it one of the cornerstones of the country’s agricultural export business. But if you’re visiting our country, what do you need to know about this wonderful product? Where are the best growing areas, and how is coffee made? And finally, where is the best place […]

Jurg Widmer Guatemala - Art

Rough guide to Guatemalan art and culture

It is no surprise that Guatemala has inspired countless generations of artists, from musicians and painters to great architects and writers. It is a country whose cultural mix is a vibrant concoction of Spanish influences colliding with ancient indigenous art forms as well American, African and even Caribbean flavours. So, with that in mind, here is our rough guide to […]