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Chichi Cemetery, Chichicastenango

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Cemetery Tourist Spot
See the unusual, brightly painted mausoleums and above-ground crypts at Chichi Cemetery. Bring a camera to capture the striking imagery as you walk among rows and rows of graves in vibrant hues. You may even catch a Mayan shamanic ritual taking place in worship of ancestors. Exercise caution at the site, as attacks on tourists have been reported at the cemetery; play it safe by visiting with a group or tour guide. Put Chichi Cemetery into our Chichicastenango vacation builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We did not visit the actual cemetery but viewed it from our lunch spot. The manager offered us an explanation of what the various grace colors meant and a bit about the burial traditions. It was well ...  more »
  • This cemetery is just gorgeous. All the graves are painted vivid colors which is such a beautiful way to celebrate the life of a loved one. Super close to the market, all you have to do is walk down a...  more »
  • Walk distance from the market. Full of colorful tombs and unique. Not too big so doesn't take much time to explore the site.  more »