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The cemetery is a walking distance from the market and a nice quite place to spend an hour after... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sockschaussettes
Colourful and interesting

Interesting cemetery with frequent Mayan ceremonies. A guide is helpful to explain what is going... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
EliannaR
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Sherwood Park, Canada
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All the tombs are above ground at this cemetery which marks graves in a variety of ways, some with brightly colored miniature churches and others as mounds with name-bearing crosses or piles of fire-blackened rocks.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Chichicastenango, Guatemala

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The cemetery is a walking distance from the market and a nice quite place to spend an hour after the hustle and bustle at the market. The stones are huge and painted in many different pastel colours visible from the road. A very nice place...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting cemetery with frequent Mayan ceremonies. A guide is helpful to explain what is going on. Worth going to if you are in chichicastenango for the market.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was without question the most colourful cemetery I have ever visited and I am sure should be on the itinerary of every tourist who comes to this vibrant market town.It is hardly any distance from the main street and the difference in the tombs...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I spent the night before in Chichi, so i was able to go up to the cemetary after breakfast around 8am. The light is the best at this time. The colors are beautiful, and also a sad place. Seemed to be lots of tiny (baby)...More

Thank Kerri K
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

A very nice and colorful cemetery. You can also see local ceremonies people are doing to request things from their ancestors. A mix of Maya and Christianity.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This cemetery is just a short walk from the main market and is definitely worth the walk. The colors and unique tombs are really a feast for the eyes! Some tombs are in beautiful shape and others are either in total disrepair or are literally...More

Thank Susan O
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Incredible colored tombs some rich some not. Saw a Mayan entombment, multiple ice cream vendors working. Great views of the town.

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Its worth the trek down the hill to visit this colorful cemetery. It's bright colors and different styles makes it an interesting side trek

Thank Darlyne J
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

This has to be one of the most colorful cemeteries I have ever seen. Every imaginable color is represented in the crypts and headstones. It is picture postcard perfect!

Thank jaybeeFL
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Colorful tombs and mausoleums of all shapes and sizes alongside simple earthen burial mounds. Two installations where offerings to Mayan deities/Catholic saints are burnt. go to the other side of the cemetery and down the hill to see the monument built to mark the end...More

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