Sao Joao Batista Cemetery, Rio de Janeiro

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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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  • Many people visit the Recoleta and other famous cemeteries in France and in the United States. Because no one in Brazil? In this cemetery are buried Presidents, scholars of the ABL and figures like Carmen Miranda, Cazuza, Tom Jobim, Ari Barroso, Benjamin constant, Footage, Miguel Couto, Carlos Lacerda and many others (see Wikipedia). Today under new administration he's flagged. Nice posseio.
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  • Is the most beautiful cemetery in the city, with famous personalities and several works of art in the tombs/mausoleums. In the late afternoon, the most to the bottom, where is the mausoleum of GLA, can be dangerous due to the neighborhood with the slum.
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  • After 1 year without going almost don't recognize the cemetery is much more organized, clean in every way until the headstones
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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.
  • Very interesting place showing the history of Rio in a different way.
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