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 on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Medellin vacation planner.
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  • Very cool! Walk among the monuments, and feel the respect for the dead. It appears that families spend a great deal of time there primping grave markers. The church is small compared to the grandeur o...  more »
  • Visit the museum cemetery of Saint Peter in the city of Medellín is traced back to the history of the city.
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  • To be a site where so many sorrows and tears have hosted it is really beautiful, very neat and tidy. It is very quiet and spacious
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El Poblado, an upper-class neighborhood south of the city center, offers the widest range of options. Sticking to this area allows you to enjoy the city's nightlife and food culture, although you'll likely pay above average prices. The neighborhoods of Laureles and Estadio, in the city's inner-west, are known as safe, family-friendly areas to stay, while the city center offers the best range of luxury accommodations.
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