Sometimes it doesn’t matter if you lie down in the middle of the central walkway… as long as there’s a little bit of shade to relax in:
Bravery & strength are character traits commonly identified with lions. Used historically to decorate coats-of-arms of several royal families, even pop culture praises lion-like qualities in “The Wizard of Oz” & “The Lion King.” What better animal to protect loved ones during difficult times? A few large felines blend in with their domesticated relatives in Recoleta Cemetery.
Surviving the non-stop attention of tourists can be hard work. The cemetery’s resident cats find lots of interesting places to take a nap: