Street Art: Murals, San Juan Comalapa

San Juan Comalapa is a small town in the province of Chimaltenango, not more than hour and a half drive from Guatemala City. This town was hard-hit by the civil war that engulfed the country for 36 years. The military outpost on the outskirts of the town was responsible for hundreds or even thousands of crimes committed against the local indigenous people. The people endured this hardship and they express their memories and suffering on a series of murals on the access road to the town.

By the way: this town is full or Primitivism Artists. Home to the famous Andres Curruchich (e).
Murales Comalapa

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  • Begonia

    Wow. Very powerful images. Also, very unusual to display, or talk about, the recent past in Guatemala. I would like to see other towns do murals like this to start talking about the past.

  • Elí Orozco

    Greetings again Begonia. I’ve just uploaded more photographs of the murals at San Juan Comalapa.