Esquipulas

What is Esquipulas known for?


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beauty, abundant flora and fauna, its colonial history, as well as the whole culture expressed in its customs and cuisine. There is a strong interest of the international community and religious colonial places like the Basilica of Esquipulas was built in 1740 it was given by Monsignor Pedro Pardo de Figueroa (first Metropolitan Archbishop since 1744) in order to meet the increasingly fastest growing dedicated pilgrimages to the Black Christ of Esquipulas, commissioned the construction of a temple to Philip José de Porres, the son of Diego de Porres and grandson of Joseph de Porres, Antiguan renowned architects where you will find the cotton field where they came from the funds to pay for the sculpture. class "toc" cellpadding 0 cellspacing 2 width 800px style "float:center; margin: 0.5em 0.5em 0.5em 1em; padding: 0.5e colspan 8 style "background:#green; color:white; font-size:100%" align center bgcolor "orange" '''Some tourist destinations in Esquipulas''' - align center valign center bgcolor "white" 125px (File:Esquipulas basilica.JPG) align center valign center bgcolor "white" align center valign center bgcolor "white" align center valign center bgcolor "white" - style "background:#e9e9e9;" align center Basilica of Esquipulas Esquipulas City style "background:#e9e9e9;" align center ''stone of the Compadres'' Esquipulas City style "background:#e9e9e9;" align center ''Mine Cave'' Esquipulas City style "background:#e9e9e9;" align center Reserva de la biosfera Trifinio Esquipulas - align center valign center bgcolor "white" align center valign center bgcolor "white" align center valign center bgcolor "white" align center valign center bgcolor "white" - style "background:#e9e9e9;" align center ''Park Chatún'' Esquipulas style "background:#e9e9e9;" align center ''Reserva de la Biosfera El Guisayote'' Esquipulas style "background:#e9e9e9;" align center ''Acueducto Los Arcos'' Esquipulas City, style "background:#e9e9e9;" align center ''Río Atulapa'' Ciudad de Esquipulas Esquipulas - Basilica of Esquipulas In 1956, Pope Pius XII erected the Prelature nullius of Santo Cristo de Esquipulas, established by the municipality of Esquipulas and the Santuario de Esquipulas Cathedral as the venue. Also, the Archbishop of Guatemala, Monsignor Mariano Rossell y Arellano was appointed First Prelate of Esquipulas, who was concerned to seek a religious order to take over care of the sanctuary, finally finding support at the Benedictine Abbey of San José, located in Louisiana, USA. The order sent three monks in 1959 with the mission to Esquipulas founding the Benedictine Monastery of Esquipulas which is responsible for the care of the Basilica today. In 1961 Archbishop Rossell sent a request to Pope John XXIII, who, based in religious, cultural and historic shrine of Esquipulas raised to the rank of Minor Basilica. Stone of the Compadres In strange balance have stood the test of time and historical earthquakes. There are small: the upper reaches the size of a regular sedan with four doors. Together they reach a height of about three meters and weighing 50 tons. The Legend That two friends became compadres in Esquipulas (a godfather to the son of another). And despite having made this agreement involving own risk and trust, the sponsor ended the boy's mother and carried away by desire. While the mother and the man at the place where the rocks, either alone, left to show their desire for each other, and between the whispering wind, swaying trees and being alone ... attempted a sexual act. Legend has it that by betraying the honor of godfather and mother, being unfaithful to the trust placed in them, punishment became the two stone and standing as a reminder and warning of punishment received by his actions. Ceremonies and Rituals On the other hand, traditional communities believe they are a manifestation of divine powers, or materialization of divine will. So the place is scene sacred rituals, prayers, sacrifices and penances. They are already smoke blackened the rituals performed where the sacrifice is often the beheaded cock (Rooster) between candles. View of the Stone of the Compadres. Mine Cave The oral tradition dictates that it was in this place where Christ reveals the image of the famous sculptor Quirio Black Catano, creator of the famous statue venerated in Esquipulas. Are located south of the city right next to the Basilica and one kilometer away from the road leading to Honduras, there are some hills which one was drilled in a cross lying north to south in the more margins of the Rio Chacalapa or Miracles. It is said that many went through all these places in search of a mine that salvation was to finance the work of the Basilica, but finally, up and down and doing tests, the finding savior was found, began drilling and operating silver mine that was a fact, when they needed it s more like a miracle those deluded savior. These caves were like a memory of that silver mine, which by its geographical location near the Basilica, they found there has been attributed to the miraculous Christ of Esquipulas, which is not true because the documents were later found which consists reliable that the image was burilado by the architect in Antigua Guatemala Quirio Catano, however many indigenous pilgrims from the West, with a mixture of Christian faith and traditions or beliefs, come to visit these caves, performing their own rituals, burn pon and candles, even money left within them. Zoo Today those caves, were within private land, owned by a family of Esquipulas, who have taken advantage of the tourist value that they have and the influx of pilgrims as well as the river that runs through the place, for which they have installed The Ecological Park Cueva de las Minas, which has a zoo with more than 25 species, restaurant, basketball court and football Papi, a ranch and parking, charging an entry fee for tourists. Park Chatún Chatun is an Adventure and Fun Park, where all features are intended to show the diversity of our natural resources and our customs and traditions, based on two pillars: Adventure and Nature. Agriculture It also has advantages in agriculture, because that's coffee sertamenes Esquipulas has won several national and international as the best quality coffee and the richest of Guatemala, now there are two winners of these contests farm, Finca Finca Clouds and the Cascajal, according to the National Coffee Association '''ANACAFE'''''(Spanish)'' coffee from Esquipulas to win the contest '''The Best Coffee in Guatemala and the World''' http: www.esquipulas.com.gt noticias el-caf-de-esquipulas-famoso-a-nivel-mundial 1036 Political Division villages and hamlets The municipality of Esquipulas, Chiquimula is composed of 21 villages and 118 hamlets in its 532 km2, the city of Esquipulas also has 5 villages. * Distance to the city in Kilometers. * El Ciracil * Tizaquín * El Sillón * Vuelta Grande * Sand Joaquín Village Atulapa * Montecinas * Aqua Caliente * Amatal * El Barrial * La Casona * Mesa Grande, * Zompopero * Bojorquez * Agua Zarca *Horno de Vides * El Cerrón * Canoas * La Brea Village Santa Rosalia * El Limón * El Jocotal * La Cuestona * El Portezuelo * El Duraznal * Plan de La Arada * Las Toreras Village San Nicolas * El Cascajal * Chaguitón * Guayabito * Miramundo * El Barrial * Tecomapa Village la Granadilla * El Chuctal * Floripundio * El Olvido * El Porvenir Village Olopita * San Juan * El Bueyero * Olopita Centro * Tontoles * Las Crucitas * Cuevitas * San Cristobal * Piedra Redonda Village Valle Dolores * El Chorro * San Juan Arriba * El Chaguite * Los Vados * Tierra Colorada Village Belén (El Tablón) * Agua Zarca * Chiramay * La Ruda * El Zapote Village Cruz Alta * Curruche * Las palmas Village Jagua (Las Cañas) * El Peñasco (Llano de la Muerte ) * Lagunas * Llano de Guerra * Ojo de Agua * Palmitas * Tareas * El Encino * La Cumbre * El Pinalito * El Jicaro * El Salitre * Las Sopas * Rincón de María * San Francisco Buena Vista, * El Empedrado. Village Las Peñas * Joyas Verdes * La Fortuna * El Pesote * Miramundo * El Incienso * El Palmar * Queseras Village El Sarzal * Potrerillos * El Guineal * Zapotal * Zapotalito * Malcotal Village Valle de Jesús * Valle de Jesús Village San Isidro * Malcotalito * El Chuctal * Entre Ríos * Capucal Village Chanmagua * Las Pozas * Los Varales * El Pedregal * Laguna Seca Village Cafetales * Loma Alta * La Rinconada * La Aradona * Llano Largo Village el Carrizal * Llano de los Toros * Pericos * Bailadero * Tabloncito * Joyitas Village Horcones * Calzontes * Piedra de Amolar * Tablón de Gamez * Tishac * El Zarzalito Village Timushan * El Mojón * El Bajío * San Antonio Sulay * Malcinca * San Miguel Mapa * Suyate * Pasaljá * Tablón de Sulay * Loma del Mango * Los Fierros * Llano de San Gaspar * Cañada del Pino Village Monteros * Caserío El Horno * El Rincón de León Village Carboneras * El Rincón The Cathedral The cathedral at Esquipulas was proclaimed a Basilica in 1961 by Pope John XXIII, and in 1995, celebrating the 400th anniversary of the shrine, Pope John Paul II proclaimed it "the spiritual center of Central America." Every year, thousands of pilgrims from Guatemala, the United States, Mexico, Europe and other Central American countries flock to pay homage to the dark wooden image of the crucified Christ, the most revered Catholic shrine in the region. See Linda Kay Davidson and David Gitlitz ‘’Pilgrimage, from the Ganges to Graceland: an Encyclopedia’’ (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2002), 173-75. El Santuario de Chimayo, a major Roman Catholic pilgrimage site in Chimayó (Chimayo, New Mexico), New Mexico, USA, is closely linked with Esquipulas. Tierra Santa Esquipulas is famous for its ''Tierra Santa'' (Holy Earth) clay tablets that are purchased by the pilgrims during Church festivals. The clay from the local deposits is cleaned and pressed into small cakes.


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accessdate 15 January 2012 - is a municipality located in the department of Chiquimula, in eastern Guatemala, the largest city and capital of the municipality is the city of Esquipulas. This city is known as the main point of Central Catholic pilgrimage, as it is the place where they worship the Black Christ of Esquipulas. It is also one of the most important cities of the country and one that has had the most economic and cultural growth. ref name "Centro Cultural

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of 532 square kilometers, distributed in 20 villages, 123 sub villages, and one city and two villas which are Timushán Chanmagua and has a total population in 2012 of 56.258 inhabitants and the City Esquipulas has a population of 29.260 which represents 55% of the total population of the municipality. The city of Esquipulas is located 222 kilometers from Guatemala City, at 9.5 kilometers from the border with the Republic of Honduras and 45 kilometers from the city of Chiquimula, bordered

Esquipulas to win the contest '''The Best Coffee in Guatemala and the World''' http: www.esquipulas.com.gt noticias el-caf-de-esquipulas-famoso-a-nivel-mundial 1036 Political Division villages and hamlets The municipality of Esquipulas, Chiquimula is composed of 21 villages and 118 hamlets in its 532 km2, the city of Esquipulas also has 5 villages. * Distance to the city in Kilometers. * El Ciracil * Tizaquín * El Sillón * Vuelta Grande * Sand Joaquín Village


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; this due to its important and varied religious resorts and distributed in the 532 km2, Turismo en Esquipulas the smallest city was visited by Pope John Paul II in 1996 which entitled

of 532 square kilometers, distributed in 20 villages, 123 sub villages, and one city and two villas which are Timushán Chanmagua and has a total population in 2012 of 56.258 inhabitants and the City Esquipulas has a population of 29.260 which represents 55% of the total population of the municipality. The city of Esquipulas is located 222 kilometers from Guatemala City, at 9.5 kilometers from the border with the Republic of Honduras and 45 kilometers from the city of Chiquimula, bordered

Esquipulas to win the contest '''The Best Coffee in Guatemala and the World''' http: www.esquipulas.com.gt noticias el-caf-de-esquipulas-famoso-a-nivel-mundial 1036 Political Division villages and hamlets The municipality of Esquipulas, Chiquimula is composed of 21 villages and 118 hamlets in its 532 km2, the city of Esquipulas also has 5 villages. * Distance to the city in Kilometers. * El Ciracil * Tizaquín * El Sillón * Vuelta Grande * Sand Joaquín Village


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accessdate 15 January 2012 - is a municipality located in the department of Chiquimula, in eastern Guatemala, the largest city and capital of the municipality is the city of Esquipulas. This city is known as the main point of Central Catholic pilgrimage, as it is the place where they worship the Black Christ of Esquipulas. It is also one of the most important cities of the country and one that has had the most economic and cultural growth. ref name "Centro Cultural

" In 2002 it was registered in the tentative list of World Heritage of UNESCO.

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'''Esquipulas''' (Nahuatl: Isquitzuchil, "place where flowers abound"),

In 2002 it was registered in the tentative list of World Heritage of UNESCO.

It is a city with a tourist attraction, ecotourism and religious variety, it is the most visited city and town across eastern Guatemala and the second most visited in the country, surpassed only by the City of Guatemala, visited by approximately four five million tourists annually and devout Catholics,

Territorial has an area of 532 square kilometers, distributed in 20 villages, 123 sub villages, and one city and two villas which are Timushán Chanmagua and has a total population in 2012 of 56.258 inhabitants and the City Esquipulas has a population of 29.260 which represents 55% of the total population of the municipality. The city of Esquipulas is located 222 kilometers from Guatemala City, at 9.5 kilometers from the border with the Republic of Honduras and 45 kilometers from the city of Chiquimula, bordered to the north with the municipalities of Olopa, Jocotán and department Camotán Chiquimula. On the south by the municipality of Metapan, El Salvador. The east with the departments of Copán and Ocotepeque, Honduras and the west with the municipality of Concepción Las Minas and Resume Chiquimula department, Guatemala.

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