General Cemetery (Cementerio General), Santiago

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 240 reviews on the web
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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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 »
  • Nice place! full of history with beautiful mausoleums
  • It's a historical place in Santiago, be respectful and make a visit in there
  • could be better
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  • Like ride is super. Ideal for picnic and recall to your being beloved. The Administration, are very friendly and quick procedures.
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  • A place to think
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