Cementerio Municipal de Mayagüez

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Cementerio Municipal de Mayagüez
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Cementerio Municipal de Mayagüez is located in Puerto Rico
Cementerio Municipal de Mayagüez
Location Southern end of
Post Street,
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Coordinates 18°11′28.86″N 67°08′32.17″W / 18.1913500°N 67.1422694°W / 18.1913500; -67.1422694Coordinates: 18°11′28.86″N 67°08′32.17″W / 18.1913500°N 67.1422694°W / 18.1913500; -67.1422694
Area 5.3 acres (2.1 ha)
Built 1876
Architect Vidal D'Ors,D. Felipe; Puig,Juan Jose
Architectural style Classical Revival
MPS Cemeteries in Puerto Rico, 1804--1920 MPS
NRHP Reference # 88001247[1]
Added to NRHP August 25, 1988

The Cementerio Municipal de Mayagüez, also known as Cementerio Viejo, was constructed in 1876 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. It was designed by the municipal architect Félix Vidal d’Ors following the master plan for the city from 1804.[2] The outskirts of the cemetery are defined by brick walls and niches, the area is divided by two streets that intersect.[2] Following an 1872 law the cemetery provided separated areas intended for non-Catholics and for the poor, located in the east.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. The listing includes two contributing buildings, one contributing site, and five other contributing structures.[1] It is one of the most elegant and carefully designed cemeteries on the island.[3][4]

Notable interments[edit]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "ARQUITECTURA: Cementerio Municipal Viejo" (in Spanish). Mayagüez Sabe a Mango. December 16, 2010. Retrieved December 16, 2010. 
  3. ^ Marta Cruz Casse, with State Historic Preservation Office (March 1988). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Cementerio Municipal de Mayagüez / Cementerio Viejo" (PDF). National Park Service. 
  4. ^ Accompanying 19 photos by Jorge Rigau and Felix J. del Campo, from 1988 and 1985
  5. ^ a b c d e Gill, Millie (January 2011). "Cementerio Viejo de Mayagüez se convierte en destino turístico" (in Spanish). Mayaguez Sabe a Mango. Retrieved January 25, 2011.