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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  • 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 »
  • Really the colorful of the tombstones and mausoleums is striking. We walk to the end and we have a family making an offering and conversing with a Mayan priest. We were there a while in silence watching the situation.
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  • While the vaults and above ground tombs are a lot like New Orleans I was appalled at the filth surrounding them. The families visiting their ancestors seem to leave their trash behind and there doesn'...  more »
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