Ajijic’s Muro de los Muertos, the wall of ceramic skulls created by local artist Efrén González, is getting widespread attention following the publication of a feature article in México Desconocido, the nation’s leading travel journal.
The unique sculptural mural is composed of approximately 1,000 skull plaques fashioned from a single mold that are embedded on the exterior of the Marcos Castellanos primary school, located across the street from the San Andrés church. The skulls are almost identical, solely distinguished one from another by inscriptions of the names of deceased or living village residents.
Installed in 2016, the distinctive work of art has been incorporated in the town’s annual Day of Dead festivities,when each skull is illuminated with a votive candle on the night of November 2. It is also a point of attraction in the plethora of street art that is a highlight of the new Pueblo Mágico destination.