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. 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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  • August 14, 2017
    We went there as part of the red cap extended tour. It is a huge place. Very colorful and decorated graves. Nice graffiti. Watched a funeral with a guitar singer  more »
  • July 6, 2017
    The cemetery keeps a large attractive historical of the country and the best thing is that it is free. Recommended. In the cemetery are the mausoleums of the heroes of the country, and a very unusual form of "burying" the deceased. Spacious place with rest areas
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  • July 6, 2017
    place of history and remembering loved ones that they left us, definitely a place that you can remove from my heart
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  • August 25, 2016
    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.
  • September 23, 2016
    Unlike anything most tourists have ever seen. It's definitely a must visit in La Paz.
  • June 20, 2017
    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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  • March 31, 2017
    A historical place in la paz to visit and make circuits
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  • June 17, 2017
    Traditional and historical.
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