The Cemetario, oddly, is a stop on most tourist city tours..

This city graveyard is not far from the Granada Historical District and holds sentiments and sediments of many Granada founders and significant citizens in its history.

It is quiet inside the front gates that are locked each night to protect the dead.  When people are interred they should have some peace.

It is quiet this morning ,but, there is upkeep to be done- cutting grass, spraying for weeds, touching up names on headstones, getting fountains ready to open, moving dirt, tending to gravestones and markers, landscaping.

Christianity says when Christ comes back, the dead will rise to heaven and the unsaved will burn in torment.

The last time I saw dead come alive was at the end of the school year when summer vacation officially started for teachers, administrators, and students.

No one, on their way out, let the closing door hit them.

Why this is a stop on city tours is hard to figure? It is a place though where paying respects is customary.

As a tourist, I don’t stay long, but I say a prayer for all those who have passed through these gates.

Inside this cemetery is a who’s who of Granada and Nicaraguan history.




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