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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  • The hours posted are to 4:30 pm. We arrived at 5:30 (sun was still up) and a nice local girl who had followed us from the market showed us that just to the left of the big CLOSED gates was a stairway ...  more »
  • We went with our guide Ana to the glories of the cemetery and were allowed to watch as just a new spot to the prayer was prepared. Will have somewhat stopped and waited until everything has burned lichterloh! We close felt a brief moment - a great experience!
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  • This cemetery is just walking distance from the hotel we were staying - Mayan Inn. It's an interesting place to visit with all the structures painted in various colors and where religious rites are pe...  more »
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