General Cemetery (Cementerio General), Santiago
(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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  • The General Cemetery of Santiago is a landmark of the city, not only because its 86 hectares it is full of stories and characters key of our history, but because it is a place where social classes of Chile, if we enter if front (Avenida La Paz) to admire the necropolis from South to North are marked, i.e. from the world of the living to the dead world we see in their first yards to the most notable men and women of our country, Presidents, generals, heroes among others, but to go forward all this pomp and luxury, ranging through tombs more austere, of families, and so until you get to "departments" and finally the large courtyards of Earth where they are buried most of the Santiago, is a required destination if you are visiting Santiago de Chile.
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  • As architect have to say find it worthwhile to explore it by its old type and details that make it unique, is ordered and generates feels that there is careful with the maintenance of the graves. It is not a place you would recommend to a tourist visit.
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  • It is no coincidence that the General Cemetery carry that name because effectively there is a great diversity of graves, from the most lavish perpetual buildings to the popular located in the courtyards with a term of one year to be removed the remains. The newest and the most ancient tombs at the main entrance of Avenida La Paz are the small park, emulating the style of the new cemeteries. The history of Chile is always present, with the graves of ordinary people, to intellectuals, artists, politicians and victims NN of the dictatorship in Patio 29. Historical tour is worthwhile to learn more about our country. Paid vehicular access. As a pedestrian, easy to get, "Station cemeteries", Metro L2, by street Recoleta, on the border with the Catholic cemetery. Visit that it takes time, but highly recommended.
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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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