The Church of San Francisco de Asís in Panajachel dates back to the 16th century when it was constructed by the Franciscan order during the Spanish conquest. Despite earthquakes and restoration efforts, much of its original structure remains intact. The main altar inside is dedicated to San Francisco de Asís, the town’s patron saint. The church was initially used to convert the indigenous population to the Catholic faith.
“Very picturesque temple Mass on Saturday at 6:30 pm, excellent time for tourists.” -Jackeline Meléndez