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Rotunda of Illustrious Persons

Free

classification

Monuments, Meeting places, Con eventos

schedule

Mon
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Tue
00:01-23:59
Wed
00:01-23:59
Thu
00:01-23:59
Fri
00:01-23:59
Today
00:01-23:59
Sun
00:01-23:59

at your disposal

(55) 5515 1094

How to get

Av. Constituyentes s/n, Col. Bosque de Chapultepec. 11100, Polanco-Chapultepec

in detail

The Rotunda of Illustrious Persons (Rotonda de las Personas Ilustres) is located in a special area of Dolores Cemetery in the second section of Chapultepec Forest. It was built in 1872 by decree of President Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada, who ordered that the remains of people who had made significant contributions to the social, cultural and economic life of the Republic should rest there. The remains of 111 Mexicans lie at the rotunda. The remains of Dolores del Río, Ángela Peralta, Virginia Fábregas, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Nabor Carrillo, Carlos Chávez, Mariano Azuela, Francisco González Bocanegra, Diego Rivera, among others lie here.

The interesting thing about this rotunda is that numerous memorials are allegorical of the main occupation or talent of the dead person, so the visitors will see an anchor, a lightning bolt and an atom, in addition to all kinds of styles such as abstract, art deco and cubist.

It is a place where you can appreciate Mexico’s funereal culture and art. Other interesting features of the cemetery are the 23 lots, including: the lot of the constituents, the lot of the fallen Eagles of Squadron 201, the musicians’ lot, the Italian lot, the German lot, the stagehands’ lot, the bakers’ lot, and the retired teachers’ lot.

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