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Simple Family plots

The graveyard may look a bit scruffy but families have specific plots that they use over and over... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
FerringFerret
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Ferring, United Kingdom
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A quick, but beautiful stop to learn more about local culture

If you are taking a trip to Chamula and Zinacantan, you will likely make a quick stop here. It's a... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2017
Xhico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Jan 22, 2018
“Simple Family plots”
Aug 27, 2018
“You're not going to miss much”
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| Cerca del Templo de San Sebastian, San Juan Chamula 29320, Mexico
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Maybe during dia de muertos it's better but in August there wasn't a whole lot to see. It's a short walk from the town square so easy to get to if you go and see the church.

Thank Stan H
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

So I came here on 2004 and it was shocking to see how it has deteriorated. Its popularity, I think, it’s the main reason. They used to have very simple yet beautiful typical houses made with adobe and the main plaza was very clean. Visiting...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

The graveyard may look a bit scruffy but families have specific plots that they use over and over again. Crosses are placed at the head of each grave, sometimes smaller crosses in colour denote a baby or young person who died early. The dead are...More

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

The cemetery in Chamula was haunting and as we were there in early November, unlike any Dia de Muertos festival I've seen. It was very quiet, very peaceful and very still. Unfortunately, there was also a lot of rubbish strewn across the cemetery and the...More

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Reviewed May 3, 2017

On the way to the church of San Juan Bautista in Chamula, you will pass this cemeterey. An unusual feature are the family graves marked by clusters of crosses on the same plot.

Thank gyanfernando
Reviewed April 11, 2017

If you are taking a trip to Chamula and Zinacantan, you will likely make a quick stop here. It's a tranquil and beautiful location. Your guide will explain to you the symbology of color used in the crosses in the cemetery. Though it is a...More

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