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Interesting place to visit

This cemetery is just walking distance from the hotel we were staying - Mayan Inn. It's an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Raghu B
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Naperville, Illinois
Reminds me of New Orleans

While the vaults and above ground tombs are a lot like New Orleans I was appalled at the filth... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Toshua99
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Madison Heights, Virginia
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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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Chichicastenango, Guatemala
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This cemetery is just walking distance from the hotel we were staying - Mayan Inn. It's an interesting place to visit with all the structures painted in various colors and where religious rites are performed in Mayan traditions.

Thank Raghu B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the vaults and above ground tombs are a lot like New Orleans I was appalled at the filth surrounding them. The families visiting their ancestors seem to leave their trash behind and there doesn't seem to be a lot of love there.

Thank Toshua99
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

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 April 2018 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.

Thank EliannaR
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

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

Thank DavidMay1945
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 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 1 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.

1  Thank tzvika2
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Reviewed 18 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 15 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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