Chichi Cemetery, Chichicastenango

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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. A visit to Chichi Cemetery represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Chichicastenango planner to plot your vacation.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Visit chichicastenango, we went to the cemetery where the colorful of the various tombs and cemeteries are an important part of the culture of the place. Walking a little by it we have some shamans performing rites and ancestral ceremonies that are evidence of the confluence of beliefs. Toured with a local guide who we told the different customs of the place. Keep the colors, the order and place responds to the customs that identify them as originating. I recommend a visit widely.
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  • September 30, 2017
    From Chichicastenango downtown well stands out. It was a sight very colorful grave of multicolored, realize the differences between cultures and Japan.
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  • September 23, 2017
    A very picturesque and mysterious place. I was at the time when he did a ceremony. Out of respect I didn't ask, but it is very particular that peace which feels to mix with all that so ancestral as the Mayan culture.
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