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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Sucre holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the General Cemetery and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The entrance to the cemetery is very beautiful, looks like a park. It is amazing to see all those graves "suspended", in addition to the family tombs. An amazing place! It's a quiet walk from the main square of Sucre, strolling through the steep streets.
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  • It's obviously weird to schedule a visit to cemetery, but ultimately the experience is not if unpleasant both the cemetery is totally different from ours! 15 minute walk from the Center, or even a little bit of taxi and you will be there in 2 minutes
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  • this is about a 15-20 mins walk from the plaza (in town).. down n uphill slightly. Nice place, very quiet, serene, benches to sit and contemplate the day.  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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