The Caribbean Coast Sights

Cementerio Municipal

  • Cemetery

Published 03/16/2017

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


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

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 03/16/2017


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