Coban, Imperial City

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road to Coban.
Legend has it that the qeqchi'es were unconquerable, and that was the missionary zeal of the Dominicans who managed to Earth War, or Tezulutlán, became the region of the Peace Vera or real peace.


When the visitor is directed by air north of Guatemala, can admire the bushy clouds between the fertile land of orchids, the region of the Verapaces. If the trip is done by land, nature offers two different shows. For the misfortune of deforestation the road is yellow, during the dry season, from the capital to El Rancho, whereas if you are traveling during the rainy season may be all shades of green printed in the hills and mountains. However, after El Rancho green is permanent, while the vehicle turns and twists along the heights of what the Maya comparing the back of a giant lizard, known as Cauac, sight is lost in the wonderful heights and the surprising ravines, known by locals as the place ziguanes.

After several hours of travel opens the way a row of houses, which tell us that we arrive at Coban. Seem to share with Thomas Gage, a visitor from Santiago de Guatemala in the seventeenth century, that impression of wanting to discover a city surrounded by high walls with towers, the title of Imperial City. But a few blocks away opens the main street of Coban, founded by the Dominicans in the sixteenth century.
 
john1112 says:
que bien!!!
cuando vengas me avisas, y si esta bien contigo, yo me voy un par de dias.

:D
Posted on: Aug 09, 2008
bschooled says:
Yo creo que yo voy a ir aqui en enero...
Posted on: Aug 08, 2008
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road to Coban.
road to Coban.
entrance to Coban.
entrance to Coban.
catedral of Coban.
catedral of Coban.
Central Park of Imperial City.
Central Park of Imperial City.
Government Palace.
Government Palace.
local church.
local church.
Coban
photo by: chunfucius