The hill overlooking Chichicastenango is an important religious spot. It's the site of Pascual Abaj, a stone shine dedicated to the Maya Earth God. Maya priests and priestesses perform daily ceremonides there.

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Family Review of Pascual Abaj

Away Travel Expert: Candyce H. Stapen
FamilyExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Remind children to be quiet and respectful.
  • Sometimes on the hilltop a shaman kneels amid the candles and the incense smoke to offer prayers on someone's behalf. Supplicants typically bring chocolate, sugar and pastries as an offering to the god. Generally, it's okay if you watch as long as you remain unobtrusive.

Hill overlooking Chichicastenango

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