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Sao Joao Batista Cemetery, Rio de Janeiro
Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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. Use our Rio de Janeiro trip generator to add Sao Joao Batista Cemetery and other attractions to your Rio de Janeiro vacation plans.
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Após 1 ano sem ir quase não reconheço o cemitério está bem mais organizado, limpo em todos os sentidos até as lápidesAfter 1 year without going almost don't recognize the cemetery is much more organized, clean in every way until the headstonesshow original
O cemitério não é cultuado ou bem tratado como o Cemitério da Recoleta e o Père-Lachaise, mas é o lacal de descanço final de uma série de celebridades e personagens muito famosos. Vi muitos pupulares ... read more »The cemetery is not worshipped or treated well as the Recoleta cemetery and the Père-Lachaise Cemetery, but it's the lacal of rest end of a number of celebrities and famous characters. I saw many popular doing tributes. The late 19th-century constructions leaving the austere Recoleta cemetery look like a cramped location. Sad is to see many chapels of important families once (of Earls, Viscounts, barons, etc), on petition of misery. At the same time local treated as the Pantheon of the Brazilian Academy of letters or the memorial of the official military generals are present. A beautiful chapel of PMRJ (apparently to receive officers) is also present. You can visit the graves of historical figures as Santos Dumont, 5 former Presidents or Euclides da Cunha, or plots of celebrities such as Cazuza, Get-together or Costinha. Recommend a visit to anyone who likes graveyards.show original
Moro em Botafogo e as vezes passeio pelo São João Batista. Fiz este trajeto este mês. Assim como o cemitério de Recoleta em BA, vários ex presidentes estão enterrados aqui. Túmulos de famosos como Caz... read more »I live in Botafogo and sometimes walk through John the Baptist. Did this route this month. As well as the Recoleta cemetery in BA, several former Presidents are buried here. Tombs of famous as Cazuza, Tom Jobim, Carmen Miranda and others are also here. Highlights for the mausoleums of FEB, the GLA and the Santos Dumont.show original
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I have families from Brazil and Beautiful Country and The People. Soon I leaving to Brazil with my Partner.
Beautiful graves and crypts on a hill side that make for interesting photos. The neighbourhood is a bit sketchy, so be careful walking here.
Very interesting place showing the history of Rio in a different way.
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