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. To visit Cementerio Municipal de Tulcan on your trip to Tulcan, use our Tulcan road trip tool .
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This cemetery is famous for its topiary, and rightly so. We wandered the grounds for about an hour. Surprisingly about one third of the topiary seemed to not have been maintained for several weeks, wi... more »
A 10 minutos de la frontera con Colombia, se trata de un cementerio sorprendente y diferente: con árboles tallados de forma que representen animales o personas, uno siente mucha paz al pasearse por al... more »10 minutes from the border with Colombia, it is a surprising and different cemetery: carved trees in such a way that they represent animals or people, we feel much peace walk through there. Do not miss either the garden "altar of God", where one can sit and read quietly on a bench
Es un lugar muy bonito, diferente y atractivo. Es como a dos horas de pasto, abordamos un bus en la terminal y nos dejo en Ipiales, de allá abordamos un taxi hasta el puente rumichaca y luego otro tax... more »It is a very nice, different and attractive place. It is about two hours from pasto, we boarded a bus at the terminal and let us in Ipiales, there we boarded a taxi up to the bridge rumichaca and then another taxi to the cemetery, if you want you can pay in US dollars or pesos. Ma seems as if it's worth going.
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.
It is a beautiful place! A very different way of thinking in eternal rest and in the memory of loved ones!
Beautiful and very elegant Tulcan cemetery. The figures are very well made and the Park is very broad. Recommended visit.
Beautiful place, its entrance is free and you can enjoy beautiful natural sculptures in the middle of an interesting landscape.
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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