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Cementerio Municipal de Tulcan, Tulcan
(4.9/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
Rows of skillfully crafted hedges bring bright green cypress trees to life at Cementerio Municipal de Tulcan. Here the art of topiary is not only practiced but mastered, with towering hedges carved into pillars, swirls, faces, arches, and animals. The cemetery first opened in 1932 to replace an old cemetery damaged in an earthquake. Among the magical green creatures are more than 12,400 graves, tombs, niches, and mausoleums; one section of the cemetery holds fallen soldiers from the 1941 Ecuadorian-Peruvian War. Make Cementerio Municipal de Tulcan part of your personalized Tulcan itinerary using our Tulcan trip builder.
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  • It is a cemetery in which have many figures pruned pine, admission is free. The Ecuador-Colombia border inside taxis Ecuadorians that take you to the historic centre of which must walk 3 blocks. Detail and perfection of the figures makes it a very nice place to take photos and especially if it's free.
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  • Yes in Tulcan or they pass by this city, you must have a mandatory stop for the cemetery of Tulcán! Clear that it is a cemetery and many people go to visit a tomb, but the beauty and attraction of this place are the designs that are formed in the bushes, there are designs of dolls, faces, animals and beautiful arches all given form in the bushes that surround all of the cemetery, it is good for a photo or just to appreciate this art and for having a bit of tranquility and beauty in this place.
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  • Really not I had never been to a cemetery as a tourist, but this voucher worth, its beautiful gardens makes us forget that we are walking in the middle of tombstones
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