It was formerly a Mayan city named "B'oko," founded around 1300, until it was conquered by Spanish conquistadors in the 1520's.
Today, the town is recognized for its history, indiginous culture, church, mountain elevation, and outdoor markets.
People Born in Chimaltenango
Chimaltenango in People's Lives
Pedro de Alvarado: I visited this town in 1524, to discuss taking a native tribe as an ally in my conquest of Guatemala.