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San Juan Cemetery

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #10 of 103 attractions in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
Description: A seaside cemetery where a number of notable Puerto Ricans rest.
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Bronx, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I won't say a cemetery is lovely, but knowing all the history behind it along with a lovely view of it, made it lovely to visit. A plus that its right by Castillo San Felipe del Morro. enjoy

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Columbus, Georgia
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80 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Some guidebooks say one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world. The cemetery is famous for its white marble, elaborate tombstones, and the circular neoclassical chapel dedicated to Mary Magdalen. It's the final resting place for several famous Puerto Ricans. Don't miss it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Be careful of the small housing community next to the cemetary. High crime area. Everything else nearby safe with high police presence

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Broomfield, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I had the chocolate waffle and my siblings enjoyed the floating brownie. Both were bursting with flavor. Definitely set aside some time to enjoy these and other delicious treats! I can't' wait to go back!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This place was great to walk through and just observe its preserved beauty. Lots of historical figures are buried there.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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80 reviews 80 reviews
57 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My husband knew I'd be enamored of this cemetery and he was right. We didn't walk down into it. We enjoyed it from above before we went into El Morro. I don't want to be buried when I died, but if my final resting place could be somewhere like this? I'd reconsider! Spectacular.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This cemetery is located right near El Morro and is absolutely beautiful. Positioned right near the ocean, I've never seen a more beautiful final resting place.

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Tallahassee
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99 reviews 99 reviews
60 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

How can you not love a cemetery overlooking the crystal blue water? The spot is beautiful, right next to the fort. The grave sites are unique with nice tombstones. Takes about 30 minutes to go up and down all the rows. Wear a hat, there is no shade and it's HOT.

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a beautiful cemetery right on the water near one of the two forts. There are lots of very beautiful marble statuary all over. It is definitely worth seeing.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

You can't go to San Juan without visiting this place. It is absolutely gorgeous. Probably the most beautiful cemetery on planet earth, with a view on the ocean, and the old San Juan surrounding you.

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