Cemetery of Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Mexico
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PersonsMD
N 21° 15.499 W 086° 45.014
16Q E 525913 N 2350757
Quick Description: A wonderful cemetery of more than 2,000 graves. Located on Isla Mujeres or Island of Women just a short boat ride from Cancun, Mexico
Location: Mexico
Date Posted: 3/7/2009 5:11:58 PM
Waymark Code: WM5ZJV
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Max Cacher
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Long Description:
Isla's unnamed cemetery, with its century-old gravestones, is on Avenida López Mateos, the road that runs parallel to Playa Norte. Many of the tombstones are covered with carved angels and flowers; the most elaborate and beautiful mark the graves of children. Hidden among them is the tomb of the notorious Fermín Mundaca. This 19th-century slave trader—who's often billed more glamorously as a pirate—carved his own skull-and-crossbones gravestone with the ominous epitaph: as you are, i once was; as i am, so shall you be. Mundaca's grave is empty, however; his remains lie in Mérida, where he died.
City, Town, or Parish / State / Country: Not listed

Approximate number of graves: Not listed

Cemetery Status: Not listed

Cemetery Website: Not listed

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