Just south of the colonial Cathedral of Santiago Atitlán, up a hill, there’s a house that’s usually looked over by tourists. The place is not very far from the house that holds the grand Rilaj Mam. That’s the house where the association of María Batz’bal, where María Castelyan, the wife of the grand Rilaj Mam, resides.
An image of María Batz’bal in Santiago Atitlán. Photo: Jeff Abbott/Comvite