Cementerio Municipal de Tulcan, Tulcan

#12 of 44 in Historic Sites in Ecuador
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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  • August 14, 2017
    Tulcán cemetery is near the main Park to which you arrive from the border by only 1.25 USD. It is a beautiful place with great figurative pruned their trees, very colorful and large number of people.
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  • July 31, 2017
    If one starts the visit to Ecuador from Tulcan, its cemetery is the best place for a great home, have been adapting it more to make it a great attraction and they are succeeding, figures in the pines are very beautiful and well-kept, place preserves the peace of a cemetery and that gives a ceremonial touch, is a short but very interesting visit , if you have time go to the wineries of the sides, will give them a better view of the place, finally to change dollars, in Tulcan square tap-changers can be found, have very well change and leave good dollars.
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  • July 13, 2017
    This practically in the middle of Tulcán the Cypress figures are very well maintained and pruned by an artist of the city.
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  • November 21, 2016
    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.
  • July 3, 2017
    It is a beautiful place! A very different way of thinking in eternal rest and in the memory of loved ones!
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  • May 20, 2017
    Beautiful and very elegant Tulcan cemetery. The figures are very well made and the Park is very broad. Recommended visit.
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  • June 5, 2017
    Beautiful place, its entrance is free and you can enjoy beautiful natural sculptures in the middle of an interesting landscape.
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  • May 18, 2017
    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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