Church of Saint Peter

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Visit a European-style church that enthralls with its impressive façade. The attractive parkland on its doorstep contains a striking statue of St.Peter.

The Church of St. Peter is San Pedro La Laguna’s principal place of worship for the town’s Catholic population. The building sits in an attractive park and its brilliant white façade is a stark contrast to the neighboring properties.

Appreciate the church’s architectural design details that include two crucifixes. One has been placed on the roof, while the other occupies a niche above the front door.

Study the large, colorful statue of St.Peter that’s only a few feet from the church. The engraving beneath his feet reads, "Tu eres Peter." These words translate as “You are Peter” and were supposedly how this apostle was informed by Jesus that he would be the foundation of a new religion. Indeed, Peter was the first pope. The statue is holding the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven, a symbolic reward for the good deeds Peter committed. At the feet of the sculpture is the figure of a rooster, the animal that was heard crowing on the night Peter denied Jesus.

Once inside the church, tour the main body of the building to see statues and the altar. Take some time out to enjoy the peace and quiet. Experience some more relaxing moments in the small park in front of the church that features a paved walkway with pergolas, benches, palm trees and neat patches of grass.

Visit toward the end of June for the annual festival that honors Peter, the town’s patron saint. The local population takes to the streets with flags and firecrackers for several days of processions and partying. The festival climaxes with the coronation of the queen of the town’s community. She is chosen for her spiritual beauty and knowledge of San Pedro La Laguna, among other criteria.

Bus services to San Pedro La Laguna run daily from Guatemala City, Antigua and Xela. There is a drop off point in the middle of town, a few footsteps from the Church of St. Peter. Otherwise, reach San Pedro by boat taxi from Panajachel.

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Hotel Don Chema
Hotel Don Chema
2.5 out of 5
Barrio San Pedrito 4ta Avenida 518, Zona 4, San Pedro La Laguna, Solola
The price is NT$432 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
Situated in San Pedro La Laguna, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Multiple Use Area Lake Atitlan Basin and Church of Saint Peter. CHIYA Art Gallery is ...
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"beautiful large airy room with stunning balcony and view of Lake Atitlan. rooftop balcony is a bonus. Ana and her family are gracious, generous and friendly hosts. even made me coffee in the morning and dinner a few nights. easy access to just about everything and a lovely, safe area to walk around. ..."

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Sababa resort
Sababa resort
3 out of 5
8 Av. Calle 02-40 Zona 1 Canton Pacucha, San Pedro La Laguna, Solola
The price is NT$3,213 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Situated in San Pedro La Laguna, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Multiple Use Area Lake Atitlan Basin and Church of Saint Peter. CHIYA Art Gallery is ...
2.8/5 (5 reviews)
"Very friendly and courtesious staff. Great hospitality and customer service. No air conditioner, no shower cap, no big control."

Reviewed on 2021/5/21

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Casa Emanuel Hospedaje
Casa Emanuel Hospedaje
2.5 out of 5
2da Avenida 2-12, Canton Pacucha, Zona 1, San Pedro La Laguna, Solola
Located in the heart of San Pedro La Laguna, this guesthouse is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Church of Saint Peter and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cerro Tzankujil and San ...
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Hotel Don Chema
Hotel Don Chema
2.5 out of 5
Barrio San Pedrito 4ta Avenida 518, Zona 4, San Pedro La Laguna, Solola
The price is NT$432 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
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Sababa resort
Sababa resort
3 out of 5
8 Av. Calle 02-40 Zona 1 Canton Pacucha, San Pedro La Laguna, Solola
The price is NT$3,213 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
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Casa Emanuel Hospedaje
Casa Emanuel Hospedaje
2.5 out of 5
2da Avenida 2-12, Canton Pacucha, Zona 1, San Pedro La Laguna, Solola
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Hotel Sak'cari El Amanecer
Hotel Sak'cari El Amanecer
2.5 out of 5
7 Avenida 2-12 Zona 2, San Pedro La Laguna, Solola
The price is NT$1,192 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
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Hotel Xetawaal
Hotel Xetawaal
2.5 out of 5
6Ta Calle B 6-02 Zona 2, San Pedro La Laguna, Solola
The price is NT$638 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
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Amigos - Hostel
Amigos - Hostel
2 out of 5
4 Avenida A Zona 2, San Pedro La Laguna, Solola
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Hotel Pinocchio
Hotel Pinocchio
1.5 out of 5
7 Av Callejon E 7-50, Zona 2, San Pedro La Laguna, Solola
The price is NT$556 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
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Selby Apartment
Selby Apartment
2 out of 5
Zona 1, Canton Pacucha, San Pedro La Laguna, Solola
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El Delfin Hotel y Restaurante
El Delfin Hotel y Restaurante
3 out of 5
7 Avenida Zona 2 Canton Chuacante, San Pedro La Laguna, Solola
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