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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  • Beautiful and picturesque outdoor setting that delights the city of Mucugê. It's pretty cool of day and night is all lit up.
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  • We arrived at night in Mucugê and by far the first location that we drew attention was the Byzantine cemetery because it is illuminated. We visited in the morning and we were surprised. All painted white and very clean and maintained. Worth checking out.
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  • The cemetery is very beautiful and at night the lights are lit which is even more beautiful. Inside is a normal cemetery, you can't see the beauty of it. But by far is charming!
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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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