Trip Planner: Central America / Guatemala / El Quiche Department / Chichicastenango / Chichi Cemetery
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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If you are visiting the market on Thursday or Sunday, walk down the hill and up to the town’s cemetery.....fascinating place. Although the area is full of litter, walk around the area to take in the..... more »
While I had seen the cemetery from a distance in previous visits, our mission group came here early on Sunday morning. Colorful tombs and the crosses of the less wealthy provide a clue to the... more »
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