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The Caribbean Coast Sights

Cementerio Municipal

  • Cemetery

Updated 06/22/2011

Fodor's Review

Finalized in 1789, the ancient cemetery displays elaborate tombstones and mausoleums of the bold and imperious as well as the lowly of Mompox. Look out for the bust of Candelario Obeso, the forefather of black poetry in the Americas, as well as the tombs of early German and Lebanese immigrants looking to make their fortunes. On Wednesday of Easter week Momposinos make the pilgrimage out to the cemetery to place candles on the tombs of family and friends, making for a moving and illuminated spectacle.

Sight Information

Address:

Carrera 4 with Calle 18, Santa Cruz de Mompox, 132567, Colombia

Sight Details:

  • Free

Updated 06/22/2011

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