Welcome to the Panteon de Belen cemetery pictures (Bethlehem cemetery in Guadalajara, Mexico).
Feel free to browse around and explore through these cemetery pictures from some of our best Guadalajara, Mexico vacations.
There is a story in each one. Read more about the history of El Panteon de Belen haunted cemetery.
They say that sometimes when you take photos here, some apparitions may appear in the background.
I haven't caught one yet, but maybe you might see something that I missed!
Also check out the Panteon de Belen haunted cemetery legends page for some of the best ghost legends and stories.
Also visit our new edition- Scary stories submitted by visitors.
I had such a fun time shooting these; I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them.
I don't know about you but this is probably my favorite picture. I love the contrast of the bright orange arches to the grey, somber surroundings.
This is one of 2 corridors, together they have a total of 100 arches.
On the left side of this photo you can also see some of the mausoleum tombs.
Here is a close-up of a few tombs. As you can see they are very old, quite a few are illegible. Each and every one is a little different. One of the oldest dated tombs is from April 1849.
Looking at the epitaphs made me wonder about the person and who they were.
I wondered about what they did and how they died. It's funny, but the ones that I was especially curious about were the epitaphs I couldn't read.
I really like how this pigeon was "posing" for me on this beautiful column. There were a lot of birds flying around.
I guess they were excited with all the visitors exploring the cemetery grounds.
Here is a cemetery picture showing the lovely columns. These pictures just don't do this place justice.
You really have to be there to appreciate this beautiful masterpiece.
The first grave in this cemetery dates back to December 1844.
Look at how small this little tomb is. I really loved the little angel head at the top.
Here is a close up of the photo above. I was so fascinated with the 2 skulls on either side of the owl. (I think that it's an owl.)
Skulls are an important part of the celebration El Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead.
Read up on some of the Day of the Dead traditions.
This is the Capilla de Vejacion, where they performed the mass for the deceased.
It has a total of 3 doorways with stairs (this is the front part). The families would line up on the stairs to listen to the mass.
This is a shot inside the Capilla de Vejacion. The body would lay on this stone table and family and friends would pay their respects.
Wait till you see these in person. Check back for more cemetery pictures of El Panteon de Belen.
If you liked these photos you might also want to read up on some fascinating haunted cemetery legends that get lots of attention from Guadalajara residents.
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