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Sara Curruchich

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

Sara Curruchich by José Moreno

Two days ago Sara Curruchich from San Juan Comalapa, Chimaltenango played a concert at the El Cuartito café. It’s very unique to hear a mayan song writer perform in a large venue. Please support her and find her on soundcloud, FB, youtube, Any other social networks. I share a small photo gallery here.

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El cadejo

Friday, October 31st, 2014
El Cadejo

El Cadejo

These are very old stories which tell the grandparents. In the story the presence of two kind of “cadejo” (a mythical dog who appears in Central American legends, also in Guatemala), the “black Cadejo” and the “white Cadejo”. The black Cadejo leaves in the evening in search for drunk people in order to gain their soules. This Cadejo Is described having red eyes. The white Cadejo is the protector, who takes care of the people which come home from work during the night.

Teatro Zarco

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Teatro Zarco 1950

Teatro Zarco 1950

This photograph of 1950 shows us how originally was the Zarco Theatre. Later, the front was demolished and the Cadore Theatre was established. Currently there is a supermarket on the groundfloor and unfortunately there is a nightclub above. In other times it was a good place.


Monday, October 27th, 2014


We don´t have much information on this photograph but probably it is a parade in honor of the 15th of September, independence day. If you have any information, we would like to share it.

Text Translate: Maria van

La Ciénaga

Sunday, October 19th, 2014
La ciénaga

La ciénaga

After the fair was held in “Cerro El Baul” for many years it was re located to “La Ciénaga” Neighborhood in zone 2. You can see  a chest figure of Justo Rufino Barrios, that was then transferred to “El Calvario” and is currently in the Municipal Police Office.

Bank Street

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
Bank Street

Bank Street

This photograph was taken on 13th Avenue zone 1 after the earthquake in 1902. The S.A.T. building currently stands in that location.

Text translate: Nadia Peláez

Alamo buses

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
Alamo Buses

Alamo Buses

In this serie of photographs we are going to let you in on the history of how Xelajú was settled. Please feel free to share any stories that you might know in regards of the photos.

We don’t know exactly when this picture was taken, but it shows the first buses of the “Galgos” (Greyhound) bus company.

View from La Pedrera

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

View from La Pedrera by José Moreno

one of my favorite places to take pictures, go with someone and enjoy this great view this place, a restaurant is perfectly located centrally in the quarry, if you have a chance to go when you’re in xela you’ll enjoy it as much as me.

Uno de mis lugares favoritos para tomar fotografías, ir con alguien y disfrutar de esta gran vista es este lugar, un restaurante que se encuentra perfectamente hubicado en la pedrera, si tienes oportunidad de ir cuando estes en xela lo vas a disfrutar tanto como yo.

Carlos Argueta, run barefoot

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Carlos Argueta, run barefoot by José Moreno

This Quetzalteco always trying to do new things in sport, here we see him running barefoot 10km, an example for many Quetzaltecos, he has 70 years old

Este Quetzalteco siempre intenta hacer cosas nuevas en el deporte, aqui podemos verlo corriendo descalzo 10km, un ejemplo para muchos Quetzaltecos, el tiene 70 años de edad

Carlos Agueta

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Carlos Agueta by José Moreno

Carlos Argueta one Quetzalteco with Guinness entry into the Guinness Book of Records was by jumping rope in a competition of 42 kilometers and 195 meters, with a time of 05 hours, 19 minutes and 14 seconds, imposed on March 5, 1995 , Los Angeles, United States.

Proudly Quetzalteco.

Carlos Argueta un Quetzalteco con un Record Guinness su ingreso al libro Guinness de los récords fue por saltar cuerda en una competencia de 42 kilómetros y 195 metros, con una marca de 05 horas, 19 minutos y 14 segundos, impuesta el 5 de marzo de 1995, en Los Ángeles, Estados Unidos.

Orgullosamente Quetzalteco.

Break Dancers Crew xela

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Break Dancers Crew xela by José Moreno

I realize that young people are doing a lot of this type of dance through the streets of Xela, it seems very good idea that you are focusing on things how are you, and here some pictures of these “kids” who let me take these beautiful shots.

Me doy cuenta que los jóvenes estan realizando mucho este tipo de baile por las calles de xela, me parece muy buena idea que se esten enfocando en cosas como estas, y aqui unas fotos de estos “chavos” que me dejaron tomarle estas hermosas tomas.


Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Old House by José Moreno

One of my favorite neighborhoods, “San Bartolome” a neighborhood with a lot of history and one of the oldest, this house is over 100 years.

Uno de mis barrios favoritos, “San Bartolomé” un barrio con mucha historia y uno de los mas antiguos, esta casa tiene más de 100 años.

Paco Pérez Park

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Paco Perez Park by José Moreno

Preparing the procession

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Preparing the procession by José Moreno


From today start out processions in the city of Quetzaltenango, so if you can leave your camera ready to take pictures.

This achieves see image mounted, you know that church is?

Desde hoy empiezan a salir procesiones por la ciudad de Quetzaltenango, asi que si tienes tu camara lista puedes salir a tomar fotografías.

Esta logre ver como montaban la imagen, ¿Sabes en que iglesia es?

Another view of the volcano

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Another view of the volcano by José Moreno


To complete his dream of climbing the volcano here I leave another shot of the volcano and xela these perfect sunsets.

Para completar su ilusión de subir al volcan aqui les dejo otra toma del volcan y estos perfectos atardeceres en xela.