Cementerio Museo de San Pedro, Medellin

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Visit Cementerio Museo de San Pedro to see an integral part of Medellin's cultural and architectural history. Constructed in 1842, this cemetery-cum-museum serves as the final resting place of many prominent Colombians--including some featuring on the local currency. Established by the elite of the city at the time, the site is full of marble mausoleums, which reflect the status of the people buried there. Today it also hosts art exhibits, concerts, shows, and dance performances. Put Cementerio Museo de San Pedro into our Medellin trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This is a unique cemetery by its beautiful sculptures and mausoleums. Super recommended the full moon nights!
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  • In general like the majority of cemeteries it is paradoxically a place of peace. It has some beautiful sculptures of marble imported from Europe or made by the best sculptors of the time. It used to be the burial place of the wealthy class of the city. It went out of fashion for this social class and is now for everyone. It is amazing how today people facing death. There are certain tombs shields alluding to local clubs of football or ribbons with heart-wrenching phrases as this "didn't know what hurt loneliness until you saw splitting. It is forbidden to put flowers in the cemetery, people put tape on the tombs or pieces of styrofoam decordos.
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  • Famous cemetery in the middle of the city. Many celebrities are buried here. Due to the history of the town of striking many graves with young people, gross!
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