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General Cemetery (Cementerio General), Santiago
Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
Wander the grounds of General Cemetery (Cementerio General), one of the largest cemeteries in South America and the final resting place of almost two million people. Since its inauguration in 1821, many important people in Chile's history have been buried here, including all but two of its presidents. Roam the gardens filled with flowers and leafy trees, passing grandiose mausoleums and simple, solemn graves. See the memorials for Salvador Allende and for the victims of the oppressive regime of Augusto Pinochet. The vast cemetery is great for an architecture or history enthusiast, while its tranquil atmosphere and lush green gardens make it suitable for a long, peaceful walk. Add General Cemetery (Cementerio General) to your Santiago travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Santiago trip generator.
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Cuando en otros lugares incluir a los cementerios en las rutas turísticas es obvio (Buenos Aires, Paris, etc), en Chile nos ha costado mucho que el Cementerio General ocupe el lugar que se merece, aun... read more »When in other places include cemeteries in the tourist routes is obvious (Buenos Aires, Paris, etc), in Chile has cost us much the General Cemetery to occupy the place that it deserves, but gradually this has changed. This visit should be with time and to get there some decisions should be taken with respect to which tombs to go if or if. Between point and point the rest of the site will be known and one can appreciate the last residences in the land of people who rest there over the years. It impresses the size and variety of style of the mausoleums. Also is the social difference which is imposed even after death. The cemetery still existing and with lots of daily activity, which, paradoxically, keeps it alive. Only suggestion: Let there be greater availability of maps for tourists.show original
Es un gran lugar para recorrer. Puedes visitar a los presidentes de Chile que descansan en este lugar. En general es un buen atractivo turistico, sin embargo hay sectores que estan bastante descuidado... read more »It is a great place to visit. You can visit the Presidents of Chile who rest in this place. In general it is a good tourist attraction, however there are sectors that are quite neglected and that they need greater protection. To reach the patio 29, filled me an enormous sadness, something that I couldn't help. This place you call the reflection on violence and intolerance, and what consequences this may have. Patio 29 are all those executed political that I leave the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Here also is one of the best and most respected Chilean songwriters, Victor Jara. I hope that those who wish to visit this cemetery can make the visit with time as there is enough to observe. As a recommendation, bring water, sunscreen and a hat, as there is not in all places shade to cool off.show original
Large, beautiful park that is also the location of the burial of many of Santiago's most influential citizens. The burial tombs reveal the societal position of the family and are an illustration about... read more »
Jonathan Martinez Roqueñi
Nice place! full of history with beautiful mausoleums
João Victor Cabral
It's a historical place in Santiago, be respectful and make a visit in there
Felipe Andrés Sandoval Solarcould be bettershow original
Guido de LapeyraLike ride is super. Ideal for picnic and recall to your being beloved. The Administration, are very friendly and quick procedures.show original
Luis MoreiraA place to thinkshow original
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