I went in at the entrance attached to the metro station. These are called columbaria, and the majority of the old cemetery is made up of these.
Here are THREE stories of niches where relatives place urns. People then visit as you would a grave.
The cemetery is filled with statuary and fountains at the crossroads separating patios.
This is the oldest part of the cemetery, established in 1858.
The south gate(!)
Another columbarium. This is the wealthy part of the cemetery.
On the right are family mausoleums. To the left are new crypts, some from 2017.
This is a skyscraper mausoleum. Yes.
This is just north of the Allende family tomb. I couldn’t figure out who it was for; at the front of the memorial is a stand for small votive candles — there was melted and redried wax all over the pavement here.
More comumbaria…in one side of the cemetery’s original wall. The cemetery to the north of here…
…looks very different. These are “common” graves, which are repurposed for new occupant every few years. In the meantime, families visit and decorate them regularly.
Note the crosses for headstones.
This is a site for former circus performers to be buried!