Mérida’s General Cemetery: The gate to the other life

We partook in a tour of the General Cemetery of Merida, which is offered Wednesday’s at 8 pm and is free.

There are 25,700 vaults, ossuaries and mausoleums in the 150,000 square meters that house the general cemetery of Mérida.

The general cemetery main avenue can be compared to Paseo de Montejo, because many wealthy families wanted their mausoleums to be placed on the avenue.

During that time there was a custom that when a corpse arrived they had to build their place as similar to the place where they lived, so that the deceased did not feel alone. That is why most of the mausoleums of the General cemetery have different architectural styles, with materials brought from Europe.

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