The Creepiest Cemetery in Xalapa

For a variety of reasons, I have always enjoyed visiting cemeteries.  During my May 2015 trip to Veracruz state in Mexico, I stopped at several.  The one I was most interested in was the Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa, located not far from the Centro in Xalapa.  I walked to it the first day I was in town, but it was late in the day and the gate was closed and locked.  The next day, I went in the morning.  This time it was open — but it was raining.  The damp, dreary conditions, combined with the general overgrown nature of the cemetery, made it all the more interesting.  The wet climate allows lichens and molds to grow all over everything, enhancing the creepiness.  Here are a series of photos from the cemetery, I hope you enjoy them.

 

Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa
Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa

 

Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa
Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa

 

Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa
Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa

 

Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa
Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa

 

Overgrown Bench, Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa
Overgrown Bench, Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa

 

Moss and Lichen Covered Tombs, Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa
Moss and Lichen Covered Tombs, Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa

 

Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa
Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa

 

Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa
Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa

 

Mold Grows on the Walls of a Tomb, Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa
Mold Grows on the Walls of a Tomb, Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa

 

Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa
Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa

 

Overgrown Graves, Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa
Overgrown Graves, Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa

 

Curious Cat, Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa
Curious Cat, Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa

 

Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa
Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa

 

Scary Cat, Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa
Scary Cat, Antiguo Panteón de Xalapa

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *