2:28 PM - 3:02 PM, June 14, 2017.
These photos do not do justice to the cemetery in Guayaquil...that's what happens when you try to cram into 30 minutes a place that's been around for almost 200 years and deserves a day, maybe more.
This cemetery was inaugurated in the mid-1820s, but the plans for it started a decade before that.
The section that I was able to visit felt very Italianate, with statues bearing distinctly European features, and the design of the monuments, mausoleums and sarcorphagi all straight from the Old World.
There are lots of other sections; one for foreigners, several with above ground tombs that are stacked like final resting place condos; boulevards lined with palms define the rough boundaries of each section.
There are also the resident cats, who seemed to congregate around certain tombs. Maybe they can feel who the cat lovers were, because I didn't see any evidence of food around.