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Chichi Cemetery, Chichicastenango
(4.7/5 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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  • The most interesting is to walk among the graves of colors. For Guatemalans the colors of the tombs represent the loss of loved ones. It is a habit of the quichés. It is also a maya cemetery.
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  • The cemetery of Chichicastenango is a quite particular place, as it is located on a hill, each tomb is painted different and striking colors, making it a very particular place.
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  • It's characteristic wandering in this colorful cemetery, while the locals honor their dead by burning incense and various fuels on the tombstone. Maya and Christian beliefs are mixed here yet. To see
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