Lying at the foot of a mountain in the Maya region of northwestern Guatemala, the Indian village of San Andres is famous for its most beautiful und most colourful church facade in the entire country. The typical colour combinations found in the traditional blouses of Mayan women which vary from village to village also shine down from the facade of the church. Statues of saints as well as motifs reflecting indigenous fauna and flora are represented in “barroco popular” style. The annual village festival on 30 November in honour of St. Andrew the apostle is held in front of the church and includes folk dancing. The church dates back to the 16th century and was built after the Mayas were converted to Christianity.