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Cementerio General, La Paz

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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Spread over a sprawling 85 hectares (210 acres) and housing an estimated 2 million burial sites, Cementerio General draws visitors with its lavish surroundings and grand history. The opulent and ornate mausoleums here have architectural grounding in French and Italian styles, and you may even spot Mayan influences. Many use the site as an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, and a walk around the grounds offers serene and lush gardens decorated with a colorful and sweet-smelling smorgasbord of flowers. Keep your eye out for a few exotic birds. Cementerio General is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, La Paz Edition.
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  • General graveyard is famous by its famous people buried there. Presidents, writers, poets, and bolivian héroes. This place has a guided tour at the Halloween night. Around the cementery there is also ...  read more »
  • Located in the upper middle of the city of La Paz, popular area, not only is interesting to visit the own cemetery with a special tradition that recalls r history of La Paz, and Bolivia as well as its leading characters, but its surroundings where you will find live ancestral burial of the deceased and security traditions festivals of Saints with their dancers and Bolivian folk music. You can also find and learn about many workshops of craftsmen with a myriad of tasks, multicolored materials
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  • The cemetery of La Paz and an attraction. Its outside looks like a market that sells everything, despite the whole city. Inside the burials are made in drawers in the form of buildings that is quite interesting. The graves are almost all adorned with objects and sentences. Walking through the cemetery found a gentleman who do prayers and supplications in the tombs at the request of families and I found it quite interesting. The red line of the cable car passes over the cemetery and worth the visit.
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  • While the cable-cars overhead nowadays might add a strange touch to the picture, the Cementerio General is still a beautiful and quiet place to visit within the noisy and chaotic centre of La Paz. Tip: recently, QR codes were placed on or next to the graves of several famous Bolivians buried here. Having a QR code scanner on your smartphone will give you a bit of extra information while strolling around the Cementerio General.
  • The General cemetery was established by Supreme Decree of 25 January 1826 by Mariscal Antonio José de Sucre. This Decree is corroborated by the official order signed by Marshal Andrés de Santa Cruz on January 24, 1831. Until this date, the inhabitants of the city had made the burial of their dead in the atriums of churches. Subsequently, on February 9, 1940, approves the general regulation of cemeteries and is put into effect.
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  • good location
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  • One of the historical centers of the city. It is nevertheless overshadowed by informal trade that is given in full door... From food to flowers.
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  • The first cemetery of La Paz, very neglected and dirty.
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