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Pascual Abaj, Chichicastenango

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  • The living Mayan culture is lived on the sacred hill of Pascual Abaj, whose grandparents linked it with the planet Venus... place so that grandparents and Mayan priests ask for harvesting, land and wealth. He is recommended above all respect cultural and religious manifestation that the local Maya and visitors profess... this time we approach with my tourist and ask the because of the ceremony and if they allowed to witness it and a photo with the Mayan family of Patzun Chimaltenango, to which with the same respect agreed. The trail for arrive has no difficulty whatsoever, 15 minutes from the entrance and can appreciate your visit several Mayan altars and view the cemetery and town of Chichicastenango... recommended.
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  • Easy to walk up when it's not wet. The view is beautiful at the top. You can see the cemetery in all its colourful splendour. There wasn't a ceremony going on when we were there but it is very interes...  more »
  • If you're lucky, you can attend the celebration of Mayan ritual. However, access to this hill can be somewhat difficult, especially if it has rained, because you have to climb a hill and the wet mud slides much. The view is splendid and worthwhile, even if there is no celebration.
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  • I am not a superstitious person but I could feel something up on that hill that was different - very spiritual. I left before nightfall - somewhat spooky for me, and I have lived and survived in austere and contested places before. Go with a friend!
  • Short hike, lots of fresh air
  • Definitely worth the short walk from Chichi
  • It is the single best place old
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  • The altar is placed in a beautiful mountain in Chichicastenango.
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