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Museum of Death

San Juan del Río

During your visit to San Juan del Río, a place you have to meet is The Museum of Death that is located in the facilities of the antique Cemetery of Santa Veracruz, a building from the XVIII century fashioned in a Neoclassic style.

The Museum was established in 1977 in order to show death as a cultural phenomenon and to present the funeral rites in the society through the time like Prehispanic tombs, altars and traditional offerings.

The thematic content approach talks about Death in Mesoamerica and in New Spain, death in contemporary popular culture and the representation of the Altar de Muertos, besides a reproduction of a burial-offering made to the Old God (Fire God).

In the cabinet located in the halls you can find niches, ossuary, graves, and a chapel. As well as the representation of its old architecture, sculptures and wall paintings.

The collection is also conformed with iconography about the Purgatory and Hell, besides photography and paintings of different religious subjects.
During your visit to San Juan del Río, a place you have to meet is The Museum of Death that is located in the facilities of the antique Cemetery of Santa Veracruz, a building from the XVIII century fashioned in a Neoclassic style.

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The Museum was established in 1977 in order to show death as a cultural phenomenon and to present the funeral rites in the society through the time like Prehispanic tombs, altars and traditional offerings.

The thematic content approach talks about Death in Mesoamerica and in New Spain, death in contemporary popular culture and the representation of the Altar de Muertos, besides a reproduction of a burial-offering made to the Old God (Fire God).

In the cabinet located in the halls you can find niches, ossuary, graves, and a chapel. As well as the representation of its old architecture, sculptures and wall paintings.

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