Photo courtesy of La Secretaría de Cultura del Ayuntamiento de Guadalajara
Pay Your Respects to the Dead
It may seem morbid, but in certain cities, cemeteries are worthwhile places to visit. Some are so unique that they reflect something important about the culture and community in which they are found.
Guadalajara's Panteón de Belén is one such cemetery. Opened in the mid-19th century, it is the final resting place of many of the city's distinguished residents and native sons and daughters. A number of tombs and mausoleums are lavish in their construction and notable for the variety and detail of their respective architectural styles.
Day and night tours of the cemetery are offered, as are twice-monthly conferences about the history of the pantheon and the people buried there.