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Chichi Cemetery, Chichicastenango

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Cemetery Tourist Spot
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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  • Near the Chichi Mercado, this cemetery is striking from a distance, but take the time to walk to it. It is very Mayan, in fact the first thing you will see is a Mayan-Catholic Church. Mayan rituals ar...  more »
  • After visiting the churches, take a stroll down the road and stop by to see the cemetery. It is a very colorful ,well cared for spot in the town. It clearly has a lot of history.  more »
  • I was in January 2011... and still remember the vivid colors of this cemetery, that distance from the main church of Chichicastenango, shines with a great charm!
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