Pascual Abaj

Pascual Abaj, Chichicastenango: Address, Phone Number, Pascual Abaj Reviews: 4/5

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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.
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guatemejor
Tikal National Park, Guatemala64 contributions
Pascual Abaj hill
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 April 11, 2020
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Casa Diego Ignacio
Chichicastenango, Guatemala19 contributions
Mayan Massage
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 January 30, 2020
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James P
Los Angeles, CA206 contributions
Quite a Hike, But Worth It
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 February 5, 2019
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WHISKASyKANGOU
Lima, Peru557 contributions
Waste of time
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 July 19, 2018
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Linaliina
Hamburg, Germany57 contributions
Beautiful view and nice proof of indigenous religion
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 May 27, 2018
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rapha_y_nici
Zurich, Switzerland5,970 contributions
Interesting place & insight, nice views
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 February 19, 2018
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maxible
Jerusalem, Israel46 contributions
nice walk and healthy climb
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 January 27, 2018
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Olivia N
London, UK87 contributions
The view
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 May 17, 2017
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TheBs
Washington, DC371 contributions
Experience The Maya World
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 July 18, 2016
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Max L StH
128 contributions
Nice short hike up the hill.
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 July 5, 2016
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