Pascual Abaj
About
This ancient and sacred shrine is lavished with offerings of food, candles and the occasional live chicken. It is hoped that these gifts, accompanied by prayer, will bring prosperity and good luck.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.

Top ways to experience Pascual Abaj and nearby attractions

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.


4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles38 reviews
Excellent
17
Very good
12
Average
6
Poor
1
Terrible
2

guatemejor
Tikal National Park, Guatemala63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This hil is allways a surprise,you never know what are you going to witness when you climb,all sort of important ceremonies ar proform here.To climb this hill you have to be in fairly good shape,also be interested on the subject other wise it wont be of any importance to you.
I s a great mayan rituals proform here and it shows the grea past of the Maya.
Written 11 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Casa Diego Ignacio
Chichicastenango, Guatemala19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
You have to take the second access to the sacred hill named Turkaj where you can find a ritual place called Pascal Abaj, crossing Casa Diego Ignacio
Written 30 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

James P
Los Angeles, CA204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
The trail up to see the idol has numerous switchbacks -- in the end, my guide cut me a staff to use so I wouldn't slide on the steep parts. There were no ceremonies tsaking place at the time I visited, but their were clear signs of numerous sacrifices.
Written 5 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

WHISKASyKANGOU
Lima, Peru541 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
The cemetery has the same but is more interesting. When i went there was just dead flowers from a few days ago
Written 19 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Linaliina
Hamburg, Germany63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
There are two entrees to access the mountain. I took the second one and found out that it’s pretty much the same. If you take the second one you will be guided to a patio and then the people that live in the house will show you a small path that goes up the hill after a small kid screens moooom a señora! The walk up is easy and takes about 10 minutes. I was there on a Saturday and there was no one there doing ceremonials. It was very calm and quiet.
Written 27 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

rapha_y_nici
Zurich, Switzerland5,950 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
By chance we did a ceremony at this place and we were positively surprised. Usually we are not the most spiritual people but open to other cultures. This here was a nice experience. The lady who lead the ceremony was lovely and proceeded with the ritual in an authentic way, her son translated for it for us. Just ask around in front of the cathedral Santo Tomas or get a guide. You can visit this place also individually -> take a taxi to the mask museum, walk 10min up the hill. Nice views by the way. Interesting place and recommended to go there (with or without ceremony, up to you). Would do it again.
Written 19 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

maxible
Jerusalem, Israel45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
Much as described in guide books. If you have the time - we did - it's a nice walk out of town. To get up to the cult site, you need to be in shape for stiff 10 minute climb
Written 27 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Olivia N
London, UK88 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
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 interesting to see.

If you don't like dogs just be aware there are a few that live up there. Perfectly harmless just interested in you when you arrive.
Written 17 May 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TheBs
Washington, DC370 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
This was our second visit to the Pascual Abaj. Through the Pascual Abaj Museum we arranged for a spiritual leader to conduct a traditional Mayan ceremony for us. Through the explanation of each step of the ceremony we were better able to understand the beliefs of the Maya's that have been handed down generation to generation for hundreds and hundreds of years.

As our ceremony was performed other ceremonies were ongoing in the immediate vicinity all adding to an almost mystical feel that took you back in time to when the Maya were the rulers of the land that they still occupy.

Even if you do not arrange for a private ceremony hike to the top of the sacred hill and you hope to grab a glimps of Mayan life.
Written 18 July 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Max L StH
126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
Pascual Abaj is an important local shrine. The hike up there is a bit steep, but short. If you go early enough (6am-ish), you can witness ceremonies.
Written 5 July 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 21
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Pascual Abaj - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024) - Tripadvisor

All things to do in Chichicastenango
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday homesTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire