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General Cemetery, Sucre

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
Admire the diversity of graves and peaceful surroundings of General Cemetery, a tranquil and ornate cemetery that shelters the graves of many of Bolivia's important political figures. This vast cemetery has countless graves, from massive mausoleums to small headstones, often decorated in colorful and personal ways with photos of the departed, offerings, and memorabilia. Stroll under the shade of tall trees lining the walkways, and pause for a break on one of the benches dotted around. Vendors outside the cemetery sell snacks and beverages, and you'll likely notice locals spending time walking the grounds, talking, drinking coffee, or simply reading a book. Put General Cemetery on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Sucre vacation trip planner.
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  • The visit to the cemetery of Sucre helps us to understand the history of the colonial city, inhabited by many aristocratic families.
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  • Having seen the Ventanillas de Otuzco in Peru, it is not surprising to see a modern day version of small "windows" with body remains. I have included a photo of the Ventanillas as a comparison. 
  • Suitable for those who want to see some more of the local culture. The cemetery has beautiful gardens (with irreproachable maintenance) and most interesting, is walking among the graves (most are beautiful) and observe the particularities of each one. There are Bolivians who remain at the entrance offering a guided tour.
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