Los Angeles and La Cruz Cementeries
City of Aguascalientes
Aguascalientes has quite a history regarding sites where the dead are buried, and these are two of the city’s most traditional cemeteries.
Visit the Mausoleum of the Veterans of the Revolution, built in March 1984. The inscription at the entrance reads ‘A million lives and much blood was the price paid for the country we have today’. On the façade you can see the faces of Villa, Zapata, Carranza and Madero.
Calle José Guadalupe Posada, Barrio de Guadalupe (449) 915.3096
Monday to Sunday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m
Panteón de los Ángeles
Take a nighttime tour in October or November during the Calaveras Festival
The Los Angeles and La Cruz cemeteries share the same grounds located in the Guadalupe Neighborhood.
Los Angeles Cemetery was opened on November 30, 1875 by Governor Ignacio T. Chávez. Among the more significant tombs is the obelisk of the former US ambassador to Mexico, Martín Regul Pilón.
The remains of former governors Enrique Olivares Santana and Luis Ortega Douglas also lie here. The latter is known for having constructed some of the state’s most important buildings, including those designed by Refugio Reyes Rivas.
La Cruz Cemetery ‘opened it doors’ in 1903 and is one of the largest municipal cemeteries in the state.