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Next we went to San Andres Xecul, a uniquely colorful church which we had visited once before. In the early 1900's there was no parish priest here, so the Catholic community took it upon themselves to decorate the exterior of the church in a way which was pleasing to them; in fanciful angel motifs as well as Mayan jaguars, flowers, and vines.

The name of the church translates to "Saint Andrew under the blanket," since it is in a part of the highlands which is considered to be significantly colder than surrounding areas.

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