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Route of the Franciscan Evangelisation

Date of Submission: 23/09/2002
Criteria: (i)(iv)(v)(vi)
Category: Cultural
Submitted by:
Ministry of Culture and Sports
Coordinates: Central and Western region of Guatemala
Ref.: 1758

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The Route have 26 churches, some chaplainries and oratories built during the time of Spanish dominance (1524-1821) under the direction of the order of Preachers of San Francisco, for the religious teaching and the local natives' castellanización, descending of the Mayan. This circumstance 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 purposes and religious that still charge life in the region like fundamental elements inside the local ideological unit.