“BRIDGE TO PARADISE” MEXICAN CEMETERY
VISIT A MEXICAN CEMETERY UNIQUE IN THE WORLD
From the distance, you will be struck by the shape and colors of this cemetery featuring Mayan elements and a mixture of Mexican folk art, from pre-Hispanic times to present day.
If you pay attention, you’ll notice that it has the shape of a spiral shell, in remembrance of the ancient Mayans, who used conch shells to communicate with the gods by blowing their breaths into them.
This spiral cemetery has seven levels that symbolize the days of the week, and 52 steps, which represent the weeks in a year, while its 365 tombs are a representation of the days of the year. Discover the personality of each tomb by its tonalities, adornments, and singular epitaphs.
There is another spiral inside the hill, which you can visit too. It has 365 niches and canals that carry water from the surface to the cross in the center, creating the relaxing effect of a waterfall.
It is a valuable place of Mexican culture and its relationship with the Day of the Dead tradition. Visit it!