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Church of Saint Peter
Vacation Travel Guide

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.

Top Hotels Close to Church of Saint Peter

Sababa resort
Sababa resort
8 Av. Calle 02-40 Zona 1 Canton Pacucha, San Pedro La Laguna, Solola
The price is NT$789 per night from Feb 11 to Feb 12

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 ...

Sababa resort
Amigos - Hostel
Amigos - Hostel
2.5 out of 5
4 Avenida A Zona 2, San Pedro La Laguna, Solola
The price is NT$219 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Situated in San Pedro La Laguna, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Multiple Use Area Lake Atitlan Basin and Church of Saint Peter. CHIYA Art Gallery ...

5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Nice hotel, great views and great prices

"Really nice place. It's very centrally located and the rooms have an amazing view of the lake. The private rooms, each come with a hammock, which, combined with the veiw is just amazing. The service and the staff are all super nice and helpful. A daily cleanig is provided, if desired, so everything ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/27

Amigos - Hostel
Eco Hotel Uxlabil Atitlan
Eco Hotel Uxlabil Atitlan
3 out of 5
Km 175 from Guatemala City, San Juan La Laguna, Solola
The price is NT$910 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is 3.3 mi (5.3 km) from San Pedro Volcano and 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from Cerro Tzankujil. St. James the Apostle Church and Atitlan ...

4.2/5Excellent! (82 reviews)
Beautiful views from this enjoyable hotel

"First trip to amazing and beautiful Lake Atitlán, and I'm really glad I stayed here. First, the location is perfect. It's directly on the lake with stunning views from the balcony, the restaurant, everywhere. It's located about 5 minutes' walk from San Juan, a not so touruisty village with some interesting ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/21

Eco Hotel Uxlabil Atitlan
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Sababa resort
Sababa resort
8 Av. Calle 02-40 Zona 1 Canton Pacucha, San Pedro La Laguna, Solola
The price is NT$789 per night from Feb 11 to Feb 12
Sababa resort
Amigos - Hostel
Amigos - Hostel
2.5 out of 5
4 Avenida A Zona 2, San Pedro La Laguna, Solola
The price is NT$219 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Amigos - Hostel
Eco Hotel Uxlabil Atitlan
Eco Hotel Uxlabil Atitlan
3 out of 5
Km 175 from Guatemala City, San Juan La Laguna, Solola
The price is NT$910 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Eco Hotel Uxlabil Atitlan
Casa Emanuel Hospedaje
Casa Emanuel Hospedaje
2.5 out of 5
2da Avenida 2-12, Canton Pacucha, Zona 1, San Pedro La Laguna, Solola
Casa Emanuel Hospedaje
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$1,541 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Hotel Sak'cari El Amanecer
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$322 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Hotel Don Chema
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$270 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Hotel Pinocchio
Hotel Casa Don Pedro
Hotel Casa Don Pedro
2.5 out of 5
7a avenida 1-08 zona 2, Canton Chuacante, San Pedro La Laguna, Solola
The price is NT$1,079 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Hotel Casa Don Pedro
Selby Apartment
Selby Apartment
2 out of 5
Zona 1, Canton Pacucha, San Pedro La Laguna, Solola
The price is NT$420 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Selby Apartment
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.