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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  • Arrived on Friday evening at the hotel Saturday morning I open the curtain in the room and see the colorful cemetery had read the cemetery but I didn't expect I was amazed after returning from the day we made a step; the main entrance was closed but a side ladder allowed access is beautiful Unusual Colourful As their lives
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  • graveyards in Guatemala in general are a very colorful thing, as colorful as the dresses for the living. the one in Chichi is definitely worth the visit. look at it from far, from the city, but also s...  more »
  • We walked through this very colourful cemetery and learned a little about this history of Chichicastenango with our Guatemalan host as a guide. The place is respectful and observant of the beliefs of ...  more »

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