Tomb of King Pomare V, Papeete

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Take in a piece of Tahitian history at Tomb of King Pomare V, the final resting place of the island's last monarch. Pomare V (1839-1891) originally ordered that the tomb be built for his mother, Queen Pomare IV, but towards the end of his life, he had her remains exhumed and arranged for his own to be interred there. Set just back from the sea, the tomb's coral rocks are now covered in foliage, and its red wood embellishments are faded--both reminders of the monarchy's grandiose history and the passage of time. By using our Papeete trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Tomb of King Pomare V and other attractions in Papeete.
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  • Originally the tomb of Queen Pomare IV in 1879, it was usurped by her son King Pomare V as his final resting place. It resembles a stubby coral lighthouse. When we visited the paint was peeling from t...  more »
  • We stop because we read something in his guide about it but it's quite disappointing. Certainly the site is pretty but why is it not always open and easily accessible?
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  • The last king of Tahiti Pomare V was buried here in this place overlooking the sea. Next door is a stele with panels for more family members. In front of it is a church. The tomb is not so easy to find, as you can only see the signpost heading towards Papeete. If you come from Papeete, you have to look around and turn to the next roundabout.
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