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Cementerio Municipal de Tulcan, Tulcan

#12 of 42 in Historic Sites in Ecuador
Cemetery Tourist Spot
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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  • Nice walk after a 12 hour bus ride. The shrubs are interesting. If you have time to kill its worth stopping in. Can't beat a free attraction  more »
  • Tulcan is the largest city in the province of Carchi, bordered on the north by Colombia and has many tourist attractions. The most important parks, which form the center of the city are Parque Isidro ...  more »
  • The CEMENTERIO DE TULCAN, is also called "José María Azael Franco Guerrero", it’s in Tulcán city and it is very amazing. It is was founded on 1932. On may 1984 it was declared “Patrimonio Cultural del...  more »
  • You must visit it, it's free. Take a bus from the bus station, then walk for 10 mins and then you are there. Visit won't take you more than an hour. It's a must do like las lajas in Colombia.
  • Beautiful and very elegant Tulcan cemetery. The figures are very well made and the Park is very broad. Recommended visit.
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  • Very nice place to meet if you travel or go through tulle preferred can be sure to visit it and it is free
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  • Beautiful place, its entrance is free and you can enjoy beautiful natural sculptures in the middle of an interesting landscape.
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  • Great tourist spot. A very peculiar cemetery by its decor with pine pruned into beautiful shapes.
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