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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  • Picturesque and impressive. Through the rites and customs is known as a city. Here in the cemetery, you can see the affection that people say goodbye to their loved ones. Very interesting, take all the halls and see the mausoleums, some so well preserved and others abandoned, in the end I think it gives a little angst. I recommend guided tour and whether to take photos that is discreetly and respect to sick family members who are there
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  • My intention was not to go to Copacabana and Yes experience Paceña culture, the cemetery there is no hole in the ground and Yes drawers and can understand how the Andean deal with death.
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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 »
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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.
  • It is neat and the service is good. It becomes a tourist attraction in the celebration of all Saints (November 2)
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  • This place besides being traditional is a very nice place of burial.
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