General Cemetery, Sucre

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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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  • July 10, 2017
    if you're trying to find a green spot to relax and (for example) read other than parque bolivar you should go to the cemetery! it it very beautiful, tranquil and has some interesting tombs to look at.  more »
  • July 2, 2017
    the cemetery is nice cause it has a lot of trees and is worth a visit if you don't have anything else to do.  more »
  • June 18, 2017
    Unless you have nothing else to do this isn't really worth the visit. It's a cemetery - and there are people mourning there. It doesn't seem right to be a tourist there  more »

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With building restrictions in place for decades, the city of Sucre has developed a little differently than most other cities on the continent. However, the touristic appeal of Sucre has driven up demand for accommodations--now slotted in old, colonial-era buildings rather than new-build high-rises. This development ethos has worked well, with lodgings in Sucre's center among the most comfortable and characterful in the country. Exclusive options cluster around the town's prettiest plazas, with grand rooms and fine-dining restaurants. Budget-minded visitors should explore the range of posadas (guesthouses), set in modest formerly residential buildings on the town's side streets.
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