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Route of the to Dominique Evangelisation

Date of Submission: 23/09/2002
Criteria: (i)(iv)(v)(vi)
Category: Cultural
Submitted by:
Ministry of Culture and Sports
Coordinates: Highland of Guatemala
Ref.: 1759
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It comprends an approximate legacy of 27 Churches, some hermitages and oratories built during the time of Spanish dominance (1524-1821) under the direction of the order of Preachers of Santo Domingo, with the purpose of supporting the incorporation of the local natives, descending of the Mayan, to the Spanish productive process. This situation explains the stylistic unit of the buildings, as well as the presence in the same of great quantity of works of art, used with didactic ends and religious that still charge life in the region like fundamental elements inside the local ideological unit.