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Cementerio Municipal de Tulcan, Tulcan

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Cemetery
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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  • Cemeteries are places of peace and rest, when you get here that is what that really feel in addition to marvel at the designs that made the natives with planted trees. If you go to the sanctuary of las lajas you can spend by ecuador and visits to tulcan is very close and you can visit these two sites the same day. Do not require visa to move you from one country to another, if you're going to Quito if you do the process, Tulcán is famous for bedding you can buy now that come out very good. You get to eat in the restaurant delicious smoked piglet pink breast, paila ice cream.
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  • Yes!, a cemetery is the main attraction of Tulcan, but isn't it at least in its environment, it seems that eternal residents give you welcome because it feels very different from the one of a cemetery energy, handmade sculptures are beautiful, is not one garden any or much less one cemetery any.
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  • This very touristic place of the city of Tulcán is one of the attractions that the North of the country... It was declared world heritage by its 300 figures of various sizes in Cypress... it is a very nice experience, forget completely what a cemetery :)
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  • 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.
  • This is a place that you can not miss, then cross the border between Colombia and Ecuador, the managers are very friendly with tourists and entering you can see different forms carved in Cypress. It must keep in mind that although it is a tourist site, it remains a cemetery and some respect to be there should be kept.
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  • A very special historic spot. Design in the form of passage gives a different touch and sculptures of pine in the form of different indigenous figures makes it an awesome place. Recommended!
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  • This is a wonderful place to visit in the North of Ecuador, one of the last areas of sculptures in Cypress in the midst of a Holy field. Worth a visit.
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  • Excellent very nice despite being a cemetery is welcome to go and spend some time with some good photos.
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