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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  • We were here all saints and have may admire the colourful hustle and bustle. Dealing with dead is here completely different than we are used to with us. We had interesting and informative insights.
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  • According to National Geographic this is the most colorful Cemetery from all over the world, especially in the All Saints Day and the day of the dead (1 and 2 November). Walking in the streets you can see tombs of intense colors and also get to know the Mayan rituals where shamans perform their cults in their native language, you'll find two altars to these rituals. Please be respectful to observe them. Draws attention to the shape of your coffin-shaped graves.
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  • If you're in Chichi, this is absolutely an interesting experience! Take a stroll through years of Mayan history - observe how families change, mourn the death of the youngest members to perish, watch ...  more »
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