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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  • The best view of the cemetery is from above in the teleferonica. Can walk around but a bit same same.  more »
  • 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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  • Interesting enough for a quick wander. You can also get a good view from the teleférico
  • 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.
  • This cemetery is very tidy, considering its magnitude. . the trees that have make this something harmonious. .
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  • General cemetery, a place of many nuances, quiet and sometimes mysterious place maybe is the echo that here rich and poor meet but this place shows us the nuances of the partnership between richly decorated and abandoned graves and tombs more modest and remembered Resting place of personalities and heroes modest, to visit this cemetery is Miss silence sometimes broken by the crying of a suffering.
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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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