Chichicastenango is a municipality in the department of Quichè (Guatemala).
It is famous for its market to which many of the tourists who visit Guatemala arrive. The majority of the population is indigenous to the Quichè ethnic group. It is the most important municipality of the department due to being a place of cultural, historical and tourist relevance, since it was in this place where the Popol Vuh, a Mayan religious book that narrates the origin of humanity, was found. It was translated from the original written in Quiché into Spanish by Fray Francisco Ximènez.