In order to commemorate the 179th birthday of the San Jerónimo Cemetery, located in the traditional neighborhood of Alberdi, the Municipality of Córdoba organized two talks and guided tours to be held this Wednesday and Friday, September 16.
The first invitation is for today at 6:00 p.m., with a dissertation by historian and journalist Mariano Saravia. On Friday, on the other hand, it will be at 4:00 p.m. and will be in charge of the historian Esteban Dómina. Both activities will be face-to-face in the cemetery, located at Calle Dr. Pedro Chutro 551.
At the same time, there will be guided tours on these same days, at 4:00 p.m. and they will be led by Graciela Pedraza and Federico Silvester, respectively.
The invitation is open to Cordovans who want to come to the place. It is free and free for all ages.
- • Wednesday, September 14 – 6:00 p.m.: Conversation “The final resting place: the importance of remaining” by Mariano Saravia, memory to preserve a legacy, ways of conceiving death and life, time, existence, permanence, ancestors, past, present and future.
- • Friday September 16 – 6:00 p.m.: Conversation “That Córdoba and its first public cemetery” by Esteban Dómina, review of the historical context of that time and the main characters buried there.
The San Jerónimo Cemetery, located in the heart of the city, was founded on September 15, 1843, when the city was affected by the smallpox epidemic. After its recovery and enhancement, the cemetery now looks renovated and regularly offers activities.
The Secretary of Government and General Management of the municipal Cabinet, Miguel Siciliano, assured: “We work on the enhancement of municipal cemeteries thinking of the neighbors, who deserve a decent place to visit their relatives”. “We also think of the city as a tourist power, which recovers and revalues the inexhaustible cultural, architectural and historical heritage of the Cemeteries and makes them available to all the people who reside and visit Córdoba”added the official.
The activities are organized by the General Directorate of Cemeteries dependent on the Secretary of Government and General Management of the Cabinet and the San Jerónimo Cemetery Library.