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fascinating cemetery

I have been here twice during Day of the Dead celebrations. It isa day of remembrance of deceased... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
david w
Interesting if cemeteries are your thing.

Went in for La Dia de los Muertos to check out the trimmings. Sort of a Harold and Maude... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
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5 De Febrero, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

I have been here twice during Day of the Dead celebrations. It isa day of remembrance of deceased family members. Graves are decorated with flowers a momentos from their lives.parades in streets great costumes a bit like Hallowe'en

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Just wanted to advise that the Panteón General is closed at night due to damages from the earthquake. Your options are the Panteon Xochimilco or Panteon Xoxo In Xoxocotlán. This year we decided for the closest to our hotel, Panteon Xochimilco. Check out my review...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

Went in for La Dia de los Muertos to check out the trimmings. Sort of a Harold and Maude trip. Many of the graves were spiffed up with flowers and the various articles related to the departed. The locals take this seriously and cannot be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marc B
Reviewed 24 January 2018

On the Day of the Dead we headed to the old Xoxocotlan pantheon to observe the tradition and offer flowers. Many families had gathered around the tombs but the place was run by many noisy tourist groups. I much preferred the simplicity and warmth of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank notacanada
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Its almost a feast to walk around. An amazing place, and a place full of life. Especially during the day of the dead festivities.

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank anonimous2015
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Its a typical huge cemetery but it gets totally different during the Dia de los Muertos (1-2 November). They lit up the candles, they have live music and they celebrate every bit of life. Highly recommended! Don't miss it for any reason. Incredible experience especially...More

Date of experience: November 2016
3  Thank Nikos D
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Visit Oaxaca's Panteón General during the evening Day of the Dead celebrations. Somber within the cemetery, rowdy outside. Totally safe and fun for tourists, the celebrations offer a very, very authentic look at Mexican culture.

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Erik W
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We checked out this cemetery on Oct. 31. There were candles and marigolds everywhere, with people walking throughout and paying their respects. Just outside of the cemetery though, it was a literal carnival with rides, games and food vendors. It was very strange for a...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

We visited here twice - in daylight to see all the decorations during the day and take pictures, then at night to see the 2,355 candles lit in the mausoleum openings plus take pictures of the graves after dark and put flowers on the Ofrenda...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Millet02
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate to be in Oaxaca the week of the "Day of the Dead". We visited this cemetery twice, first on the night of Nov. 1. This was very atmospheric, with lighted candles on graves and in niches, but very crowded and difficult to...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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