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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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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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  • This is probably one of the most distinctive cemeteries that I've been to. Usually these are somber, quiet places. This one, however, is quiet lively. On both occasions that I visited it was very busy...  more »
  • I found the cemetery via the red teleferico line as the middle station is right near the back entrance to the cemetery. If you're in the city a few days it is worth visiting to see how people in La Pa...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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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.
  • A historical place in la paz to visit and make circuits
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  • Quiet place
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  • The Administration is gentle and very orderly.
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