Cementerio de San Juan Chamula

Cementerio de San Juan Chamula

Cementerio de San Juan Chamula
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Brandylady
Aberdeen, UK1,315 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Interesting to learn about this rather unusual cemetery . The graves are extremely close together and earth piled up on each grave .No gravestones only crosses of different colours for different people - ie black crosses for adults , white for children ,green for teenagers and blue for people who have served the church. No stones on top of the graves in case the spirit of the deceased come back to finish off something from their earth life . All greenery and flowers were dead as they had been there since Nov 1st when families visit the graves and decorate them and eat at them for the ‘Day of the Dead ‘ and will remain so till the Nov again.
Written February 23, 2020
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Emily L
Colorado149 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
A traditional Tzotzil Maya cemetery, with wooden crosses and pine branches creating a beautiful sight. A stop of 10 minutes is all that is necessary, as there is not much to see, though it is educationally valuable.
Written December 12, 2018
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Stan H
Cork, Ireland32 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
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.
Written August 27, 2018
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Zuratzi
Mexico7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
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 the church was an out of this world experience as it was very interesting to witness the merging of Christianity and pagan rituals.
Nowadays its buildings are made out of concrete and everything’s chaotic and dirty.
I advise against coming to this place...
Written April 1, 2018
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Nigel B
Ferring, UK381 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
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 placed in material shrouds and are dug up after a period of years and the bones collected into a small sack thus making space for further bodies.
Written January 22, 2018
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RobinGraves
Tijuana, Mexico69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
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 odd drunk person stumbling through, very quietly!

Again the use of pine needles as a kind of carpet was evident throughout the cemetery and the marigolds were kind of subdued, there was just a heavy and sombre feeling here. It was muted but in a way that was impressive.
Written November 8, 2017
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Gyan Fernando
Exeter, UK6,499 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
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.
Written May 3, 2017
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Xhico
Mexico City, Mexico189 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
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 short visit, it's very interesting.
Written April 11, 2017
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PPCI-BG
Bergamo, Italy118,674 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Crossing Chiapas you will notice various very colorful cemeteries with tombs in the form of boxes. The one in San Juan Chamula also has colored crosses and we were told that the colors vary depending on the age of the deceased.
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Written February 8, 2024
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