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Chichi Cemetery, Chichicastenango
(4.6/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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 walk quietly in this colorful cemetery where neighbours imposing tombs and clods of Earth topped with a simple cross. In a courtyard, a shaman said prayers with the family of the deceased. An ice-cream past, waving his Bell. A motorcycle is a little heard. Life goes on...
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  • This cemetery is just a colorful. Death be treated the colors. Once on Chichicastenanago fair that takes place on Thursdays and Sundays take a Tuc Tuc for qzales 10 for two. the back is also easy anyway. Just about 30 to 40 minutes to go through all of it.
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  • Really pretty to walk around, so many colours! Don't need more than about 10 minutes though. Something a bit different.