Visits under the name of Funeral Art are made in Mendoza’s Old Town Cemetery. The necropolis is practically an art museum outdoors, and has countless stories and a great artistic and architectural value. The graves have sculptures and paintings belonging to different art historical moments, so it is very interesting to visit and meet them.
The cemetery visits are organized during various times of the year, but with this artistic slogan began to be implemented in late June. The aim is to emphasize the symbolism and Christian burial customs, to make interesting activities during the winter to help position the city as a tourist destination.
In the necropolis there are busts, sculptures, friezes, metalwork, frescoes, columns and windows corresponding to different styles and historical periods. Especially the Neoclassical styles, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. It can be seen reflected in marble, bronze, stained glass or stones.
It is an interesting journey for religious or simply interested in cemeteries, which have a special mystique that attracts many people to know their secrets people. The walk has the presence of a guide who moves to the group through tombstones and crypts, and tells the story of the works of art that are condensed inside the premises. All children under 15 must attend accompanied by an adult.