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San Miguel de Allende and the Heartland Sights

Museo de las Momias

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Mummified human corpses—once buried in the municipal cemetery off Calzada del Panteón—are on display in this unique, though run-down, museum at the town's west end; it was renovated in 1972. Until the law was amended in 1858, corpses were removed to make room for arrivals if the grave site hadn't been paid for after five years. Because of the mineral properties of the local soil, these cadavers (the oldest is almost 150 years old) were in astonishingly good condition

upon exhumation. You'll need to catch a cab to get here; it's atop a steep hill.

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Sight Information

Address:

Panteón Municipal, Guanajuato, 36000, Mexico

Phone:

473-732–0639

Sight Details:

  • $4
  • Daily 9–6

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