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Night's visit to the graveyard

Among the many free cultural activities that take place in Mérida, there is the night's visit to... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2018
Alicia S
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Mexico City, Mexico
One of the largest cemetaries in Mexico

Our tour took us there and I thought - who wants to see graves? BUT it is all rather fascinating... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Whitehavengirl43
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Sydney, Australia
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Merida 97000, Mexico
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Among the many free cultural activities that take place in Mérida, there is the night's visit to the graveyard where a guide tells you all the legends and stories of the tombs in there. There is musical ambientation and lots of things to learn.

1  Thank Alicia S
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Our tour took us there and I thought - who wants to see graves? BUT it is all rather fascinating with many large family graves seemingly built above the ground and decorated with love

Thank Whitehavengirl43
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The graves, mausoleums and ossuaries tell of a mixing of cultures. The Mayan tradition is strong with the bodies of the dead exhumed, bones cleaned and put in boxes to allow the grave to be reused. Abandoned graves which had bones in old wooden boxes...More

Thank chewat
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We breezed through here twice with one time early in the day so comfortable and the other time late - hot! Here is a lot to see and take o here as the cemetery is divided by religion and money. Like most cemeteries it’s a...More

Thank UrbanDrifter
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Go there in the early evening before dark, as it gets extremely hot. There is a lot of walking as the place is huge, and you can go off the main drive through and walk among the large and small tombs--all picturesque and colorful. Wonderful...More

Thank Tita1
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

The cemeteries in most Mexican towns are interesting places with their colorful jumble of modest and grandiose tombs. The Cementario General in Merida is a particularly fine instance. It is large and well maintained, good for strolling on a quiet morning.

Thank Ian R
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Skulls bones and tombs... this is the craziest cemetery I have ever seen. I love the rich history and culture here. Visit the last week of octobre first day of noviembre to be amazed even more... worth the visit.

Thank HandsawCreek
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

I definitely love visiting cemeteries, they are filled with historical highlights, personal stories, and displays of affection, and how loved ones will be missed by those who stay behind. This one in particular is fabulous. It is so crowded with graves that it seems almost...More

1  Thank IndraRojo
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Worth a stop - hey - it's free. This is an extremely large cemetery that covers many new decades of tombstone fashions. An area with tombstones that look like Mayan houses, another area more gothic, another Art-Deco, another with many large angels, etc. What has...More

1  Thank Mike5466
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Alma Reed was from a large Irish American family. She talked herself into a reporter's job in San Francisco and led a crusade to raise the age of executions in California, thereby saving the life of a 17 year old Mexican. In gratitude, the Mexican...More

2  Thank wildhearts2
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