General Cemetery (Cementerio General), Santiago

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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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  • My wife, my daughter, my grandchild and I visited the General Cemetery in January 2017. Is is located on Metro Line 2 on the North side of Santiago and you get off the Metro at the Cemeteries station ...  more »
  • The monopoly of the Pinochet dictatorship on this huge burial site has been broken. Opponents to the regime like Jara, Parra, Allende and so many who disappeared got the place they deserved, be it lon...  more »
  • For Europeans the idea of a city to celebrate life and death is anathema. But trust me you will be surprised. So OK this is not the Ricoleta cemetery in Buenos Aires but it is fascinating but you must...  more »
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  • Nice place! full of history with beautiful mausoleums
  • It's a historical place in Santiago, be respectful and make a visit in there
  • Wonderful place, full of history and beautiful architecture. A space open to the culture and history of our country, in addition to its beautiful buildings and designs, which constantly invite a stroll along the streets silenced. No one would think that in a place like this someone could have found a sense to his life... Here was the place where I met the love of my life little more than five years ago. Beautiful place, like dream...
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  • Great place to learn the history of Chile, and evolve their culture and understanding from another perspective, the past and present. The night tour is very good, has stories of real life stories and urban legends. At night the General Cemetery take another life, especially if there is no moon. Highly recommended.
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  • The General Cemetery of Santiago is the largest cemetery in the country, in the are the remains of important characters of Chile (artists, athletes and politicians). By the entrance of Recoleta are you can find the memorial of the detained and disappeared by the military dictatorship of 1973, which corresponds to a large plate their names. There is a guided tour to visit the most important places, although it is also possible to be done in a particular way and appreciate the many mausoleums of Presidents of Chile, its architecture and statues. If you are in doubt, it is a real kind of history.
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