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San Juan Cemetery

Address: San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #50 of 521 things to do in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A seaside cemetery where a number of notable Puerto Ricans rest.
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A seaside cemetery where a number of notable Puerto Ricans rest.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

For location, you would be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful setting for a cemetery. The statuary and tomb stones carry so much history. It's a short walk from El Morro...but worth it.

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The views of this place are absolutely amazing and I at a great place for your final resting place!...it is a very unique and interesting ground.

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Meriden, Connecticut
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137 reviews 137 reviews
23 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This cemetery is near El Morro You should expect to spend about an hour or so to walk around this beautiful setting

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Never have I seen such a beautiful cemetery, words don't really do it justice. We had no idea this cemetery was here, we saw it from the fort at first and had to go and see it properly. It is truly beautiful.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The San Juan Cemetery was inaugurated in 1814. A path in front of the Quincentennial Plaza (Plaza Quintocentenario) leads down into the cemetery grounds. The small neoclassical portico that serves as an entrance imitates the facade of other parishes characteristic to the island. Named after Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis, a neoclassical chapel bearing her name was also built here... More 

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Cary, NC
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It was amazing to learn about the history of this island. They had graves going every which way to fill in space. Some of the head stones were amazing. You have to come first hand to get to know this island.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I love cemeteries and visit them wherever I go. This one, adjacent to El Morro, in the old town of San Juan, is a fascinating historic site, with graves old and new. The cemetery itself I give five stars. Access, however, is a problem. There is no marked signage for the cemetery - you see it there and wonder how... More 

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Lafayette, LA
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327 reviews 327 reviews
43 attraction reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I am a cemetery freak. I love to visit and take pictures in historic cemeteries all over the world. This one is wonderful! Do not worry about the neighborhood next door. Just don't stop and take pictures or make remarks about how poor those people must be. They are folks just like you and me with feelings but they are... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Its a little weird getting to the cemetery. You walk down this alley from the trolley stop just before El Morro and you have to walk through a very small tunnel, which cars use. I was terrified I was going to be hit as they came around the curve. Once inside the cemetery is very nice but the graves are... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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78 reviews 78 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This is a place where you go not only to admire the architecture of the place (cemetery built within the walls that used to protect old San Juan during colonial times), but also where some of the most important people of the last 200 years are buried, so is a place to go to show your respect to the people... More 

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