Cementerio General, La Paz

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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. Make Cementerio General a part of your La Paz vacation plans using our La Paz attractions planner .
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  • Clearly the cemetery is worth a visit at any day of the year, but on the 2nd of November, All Souls’ Day, when entire families pay their respect to family members who passed away, it is a ‘must’! The ...  more »
  • A stop with telefericoen (red line) from the central station is the Cementerio General. It is interesting to stroll between the various tombs and the mausoleum. Long sides of the pit walls are adorned with great grafittikunst.
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  • I have visited the general cemetery in previous opportunities to enjoy the silence and the beauty of mortuary art of the nineteenth and early twentieth Centuries. This time part that have marked routes and barracks, QR codes I have found in several mausoleums and tombs of notables that allow a visitor with a smartphone make a complete tour of this space and learn the history of our otherwise City and our country.
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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.
  • Unlike anything most tourists have ever seen. It's definitely a must visit in La Paz.
  • One of the wonder of La Paz. Very easy access from the cable car that too little-known place became for me, expatriate, a staple of the city. It is part of the 13 cement the most singular of the world. Trees, mausoleums, civilian and military, avenues, buildings, fatal decorations... You can spend 1 or 2 hours in the quiet pacing the streets of this true inner neighborhood.
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  • A historical place in la paz to visit and make circuits
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  • Traditional and historical.
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Growing popularity among backpackers and young travelers has led to an increase in budget accommodations in La Paz. The central neighborhoods of Santa Barbara and Juan XIII offer both low-cost options and high-end hotels. For a bohemian twist on your La Paz vacation, stay in Sopocachi, the city's artsy neighborhood.
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