San Miguel de Allende and the Heartland Sights

Museo de las Momias

  • Esplanada del Panteón Municipal s/n Map It
  • Panteon

Published 05/28/2015

Fodor's Review

Mummified human corpses—once buried in the adjacent municipal cemetery—are on display in this unique and fascinating museum at the town's west end. In 1865 the first corpse, that of a French doctor, was removed to make room for new arrivals because the burial fee hadn't been maintained. Because of the mineral properties of the local soil, the cadaver was in astonishingly good condition upon exhumation. Today this and 100 other mummies are displayed: everything from tiny babies to old crones. The museum has been upgraded several times over the years, and despite the macabre subject matter, is artistically presented and well worth a visit. You'll need to catch a cab to get here; it's atop a steep hill.

Sight Information

Address:

Esplanada del Panteón Municipal s/n, Guanajuato, Guanajuato, 36030, Mexico

Map It

Phone:

473-732–0639

Sight Details:

  • MX$55; MX$20 camera fee
  • Daily 9–6

Published 05/28/2015

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