Cemeteries and Legends
The way to Panteón de San Francisco is quite pleasant, and there are several unique details that are visible from the cemetery’s entrance. The gate is decorated with peyote motifs, a glimpse of the region’s syncretism, and inside is a chapel dedicated to the Virgen de Guadalupe. Although its frescos have deteriorated, it is still very interesting. At your feet are the headstones of important figures from the past, and the four corners of the church’s dome feature paintings of women from the Bible.
A few minutes from the cemetery is El Divisadero. This is the best spot to watch the sun set in Real de Catorce. Don’t forget your camera.
Take a nighttime tour through the cemeteries on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. You’ll hear stories, legends, and myths, such as “La Llorona Catorceña” (The Weeping Woman of Catorce) and the legend about Jergas, a ghost who helped miners.
Panteón Real de Catorce, San Luis Potosí, MéxicoSee map