Saturday, October 1, 2011


Mazatenango, the 'cabecera' -capital- of Suchitepequez, means  land of deer: Mazate - deer, nango-land. The name was given by the Nahuatl people who came with the Spanish from what now is Mexico.

In the picture the recently built fountain in a rotunda that created traffic confusion since nobody knew who had the right of way.

1 comment:

Kim Roh said...

I have two adopted daughters from Guatemala. Maria is from Mazatenago and Carolina is from Amatitlan. We went back to visit this summer. What a treat for Maria to see your post on her birthplace.