Cemiterio Bizantino, Mucuge

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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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  • Tourist spot of the beautiful city of Mucugê, in the Chapada Diamantina, the cemetery demSanta Isabel is very frequented and photographed by tourists for your unique architecture, built in the 19. Obviously that the cemetery is not the Byzantine periodp, takes its name because its mausoleums, lavishly built and adorned buildings that are reminiscent of historic peruodo. The night, richly illuminated, the cemetery is even more beautiful.
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  • One of the most curious graveyards in the country. The Santa Isabel Cemetery (also known as Byzantine cemetery) was built circa 1855, after a cholera epidemic that hit the region, according to official sources. The plots are references the Catholic temples. During the imperial period, the region was a major center of diamond extraction and wealth was such that ore barons left records for future generations. Some of them arrived, including bringing architects from abroad so they could create the mausoleums.
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  • The city is already a historic heritage, has the Byzantine cemetery as one of the points of interest, ranked as the second in the world. It's worth knowing.
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  • It's a very curious trip, to see some graves need to climb rocks, like almost everything on high. KKK Ha a trail on the right side, outside the cemetery, which leads to a viewpoint overlooking the city.
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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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