Tallest Catrina in the World Makes Debut in Puerto Vallarta

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Puerto Vallarta will officially break the Guinness record for the largest monumental Catrina in history on November 2, 2022.

November 2 is the Día de Muertos celebration and will be the day judges are on site from Guinness to confirm the height

Catrina in dress

After months of preparation Artist Alondra Muro Carrillo – a graduate from the University Center of the Coast (CUC) – and a team of visual art students from CUC have been in charge of beautifying the port malecon for these festivities.

The great team has built a monumental catrina that is 23 meters high and will officially break the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest catrina in history.

Previously, the record belonged to the City of Zapotlanejo, who won the recognition in 2019 with a 18-meter-high Catrina.

The sculpture is made of metal frame and a fiberglass skeleton. Alondra has painted the skull and skeleton as well as many other details with acrylic paints.

The bony giant will be exhibited on the boardwalk until November 6 , 2022, along with more than a dozen smaller hand-painted skulls, many other sculptures of animals, catrinas and catrines.

There will also be an exhibition in Pitillal with a monumental catrina of 15 meters, more than a dozen hand-painted skulls and an exhibition with real mummies.

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