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San Juan Cemetery, San Juan

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Cemetery Tourist Spot
Wander through San Juan Cemetery, a final resting place of many prominent Puerto Ricans. Established in 1863 and named after Saint Maria Magdalena de Pazzi, the colonial-era cemetery is situated in the old part of town beside the city's landmark fortress. Surrounded by the tall fort walls and overlooking the Atlantic, the cemetery offers expansive ocean views. Roam the grounds and explore marble tombs, mausoleums, and ornate headstones, many belonging to notable local politicians, writers, and artists. Use our San Juan tour planner to add San Juan Cemetery and other attractions to your San Juan vacation plans.
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  • We managed to walk the paseo all the way around El Morro and found ourselves at a dead end (no pun intended) outside the wall of this famous cemetery. Nothing to do but jump the wall. It was worth it....  more »
  • I love cemeteries and have visited them around the world. The San Juan Cemetery is one of the best, most memorable places I have visited. The gravestones are often beautifully ornate and there are man...  more »
  • After visiting Morro, we headed over to San Juan Cemetery and checked out the memorials. If cemeteries interest you, this is a don't miss stop. There is something beautiful about a cemetery to me. San...  more »

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