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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  • Maybe even with the head of the Buenos Aires cemetery I visited last year, I found this bit interesting. The visit only if you have a lot of time available
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  • Easy location right across from "Hospital" metro stop. Fascinating to see the dates and ages on the graves and how they correspond to the events explained at Museo Casa de la Memoria. Fascinating to j...  more »
  • The person that likes these places is the opportunity to visit a meditation space and see beautiful mausoleums, tombs and niches of different social classes and some read some messages of farewells and memories of their loved ones. It is not a place for all people.
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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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