Cemiterio Bizantino, Mucuge

It’s strange to think that a cemetery can become a tourist attraction, but Cemiterio Bizantino impresses with its white tombs that contrast the dark green hill in its background. Built when the smallpox epidemic struck the city dwellers who exploited the diamond mines, many of whom were Arabic and Turkish origin, the cemetery tell the tales of deceased people’s origins. Opposite the site is Chapel of Santa Luzia. A visit to Cemiterio Bizantino represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Mucuge trip maker to plot your vacation.
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  • Custom grown to beautify the headstones of disembodied entities with a format that refers to constructions of other civilizations, got his name and visitors are curious to meet this peculiariedade.
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  • Worth a quick visit by the unusual of gravestones, I also suggest watching him at night, illuminated by reflections on the mountain that lies behind, there is a beautiful sight.
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  • I've spent on this site just to "meet table" of our trip. The guide told us that the architecture was influenced by immigrants who came to the plateau at the time of the camp. I went during the day but we were informed that at night, the lighting gives a special touch to the place. It doesn't take more than half an hour to visit and to me it was worth only as historical information.
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  • Located in central Bahia, Mucugê, town with just over 10000 inhabitants, the Santa Isabel Cemetery (also known as Byzantine cemetery) was built circa 1855, after a cholera epidemic that hit the region, the tombs can be seen from afar and contrast with the vegetation of the Chapada Diamantina.
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  • Quiet place and Stratford-upon-Avon.
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  • A true work of art where the Gothic and Byzantine Style mix nature. There are few examples of this in the world, one located in Italy, one in Igatu and another Mucugê these last two located in the Chapada Diamantina-Bahia-Brazil
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  • Very beautiful! I loved the city. I went in 2015
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  • One of the first, perhaps only, Byzantine cemetery of Brazil. With great honor my dear grandfather Hector Mendes Chamusca was buried here.
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