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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  • The highlight of this area is that it pi so the colorful tombs according to the person who is buried there. If it's a light blue child, others are green, pink etc. All over the plateau.maya lis cemeteries are colorful, the advantage of this is that it is close to the market and walking a little is easily reached. It's prettier by far as you see the colorful tombs on the hill, but a walk to appreciate it up close is fine.
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  • A very facinating place, colorful and with a mix between the Chatholic and the Mayan. Absolute worth a visit, and maybe you can respectfully experience a Mayan seremony. Though is it a very sad thing ...  more »
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