Pelé’s mausoleum in Brazil opens to public

The mausoleum built for the golden casket of Pelé was opened for visitors on Monday.

On the second floor of a vertical cemetery in Santos, outside Sao Paulo, , the mausoleum welcomes fans with two golden statues of Pelé; the floor is artificial grass; the walls are images of fans in a stadium; and there’s an endless soundtrack of cheers, as if Pelé was still playing. The ceiling above the casket of the three-time World Cup champion is blue.

Pelé was laid to rest here on Jan. 3, five days after he died at the age of 82 of colon cancer, reports AP.

The mausoleum was planned by the owner of the cemetery, Pepe Alstut, who died in 2018.

Source: Bahrain News Agency