Sao Joao Batista Cemetery, Rio de Janeiro

Carmen Miranda is just one of Brazil’s notable figures buried at Sao Joao Batista Cemetery, famous for its elaborate tombstones and sculptures. You can visit this private cemetery when you pass through the city’s Botafogo district. Rich and famous Brazilians have long built family mausoleums at this well-manicured graveyard, so locals now call it "the cemetery of the stars." Though the cemetery staff discourages visitors from photographing the tombstones, you can walk these tranquil paths filled with rich history of this country for hours. This site is off the beaten path and there are almost no official tours that come here. Make your own plans to spend a quiet afternoon in a historic place few other tourists ever get to see. Plan my Rio de Janeiro trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • 10 minutes walk from Botafogo subway station... A work of art this cemetery full of crypts, wineries, sculptures and ossuaries of all kinds. Also applies as is Museum commemorative cultures.
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  • My future home is not a tourist attraction. We need to celebrate life, not death, it's inevitable for all of us.
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  • It may seem masochistic but grateful that it's a very interesting ride due to the large collection of statue and beautiful monuments to the dead.
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  • Beautiful graves and crypts on a hill side that make for interesting photos. The neighbourhood is a bit sketchy, so be careful walking here.
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  • Very interesting place showing the history of Rio in a different way.
  • Big cemetery space, however a real open air museum with sculptures, phenomenal. Location up to which is well maintained and large square area. It's worth visiting this beautiful location.
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  • Different from what they say, admission is free. Many mausoleums of architecture and sculptures to admire. Is immense. An application helps you find the biography of illustrious were buried there. Missed a printed Guide to help find them. But, as in any major city, you have to go.
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