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. 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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  • Colorful, and mysterious. Be sure to notice the coffin style graves, and to visit Ildefonso Rossbachs mausoleum. Indigenous ceremonies happen at the cemetery.  more »
  • While most tourists come to Chichicastenango for the market, the cemetery should also be on the menu for visitors as well. It is one of the most colourful and interesting I have visited anywhere in...  more »

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