Santa Muerte Altar

sights / Religious

Santa Muerte Altar information

Mexico City , Mexico
Street Alfarería, north of Mineros
Getting there
metro Tepito
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Lonely Planet review

Garbed in a sequined white gown, wearing a wig of dark tresses and clutching a scythe in her bony hand, the Saint Death figure bears an eerie resemblance to Mrs Bates from the film Psycho . The Santa Muerte is the object of a fast-growing cult in Mexico, particularly in crime-ridden Tepito, where many of her followers have lost faith in Catholicism. Enter the notoriously dangerous Tepito ‘hood at your own risk. It’s three blocks north of metro Tepito.