By: CJ & Spencer


Once the site of the impressive ancient Mayan civilization, Guatemala was conquered by Spanish conquistador Pedro de Alvarado in 1524. After he conqured Guatemala, it became a republic in 1839 after the United Provinces of Central America collapsed.

Climate and weather conditions

November-April= dry season

May-October= rainy season

Coastal regions and the northeast are hot all year with average temperatures of 68F, sometimes rising to as much as 99F.


Graphic arts

Textiles, especially those woven by women on the indigenous backsrap loom,

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