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San Juan Cemetery

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #12 of 102 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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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Such a beautiful place! It is easy to see why it was chosen for a final resting place. The view is stunning. The sounds of the ocean are calming. The old fort nearby historic. It was really great!

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Dramatic contrast by water and Fort. Beautiful statuary and spooky graves. I went on a Sunday and the caretaker and old, not particularly friendly chap waved us out without a word. He locked up the gates at 3:00 pm on a Sunday. Not a place I would wish to in the dark. Well worth a look in bright daylight.

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Bayamon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This cemetery is a 'must see' if you wish to understand all the cultures that influence Puerto Rico. From old Spanish designed tombs, to art deco and modern art - they are all here. You need to travel to both the old part of the cemetery as well as the new one to really enjoy it. Some advice: if you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

landscaped beautifully -- this was the cemetario de veteranos -- it was awesome to see how many Puertorriquenos served their country

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West Jordan, Utah
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I'm kind of a cemetery nut but I was visiting a member of the US Coast Guard in PR and she said this was 1 place they were forbidden to go and if the police were called they would not respond. There is "slum housing" nearby. I looked at the cemetery from above and there were vans parked in front... More

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

As a professional Medium and Parapsychologist, this is a must! Some of the most interesting tombs, statuary, epitaphs and array of stone to be found in the Americas. If you want to get activity, go by at night. Sit up on the wall where the main Calle is and watch closely. i must say as a Medium, it has to... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Beautiful views all around, great place to walk around and explore. The view of the ocean an El Morro are amazing.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

You will absolutely be amazed by the creative designs/carvings that were put into each individual tombstones. So realistic it blew my mind. Nothing that I've ever seen before.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We rode our bikes from the Marriott to the cemetery. It is sobering, yet interesting & quaint. Very old but also recent graves above the ground. Kept nice. Right on the ocean.

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The view is a beautiful one as the cemetery sits along side the fort. The tombstones are beautiful filled with much history. I would recommend visiting the cemetery even just to walk along side it from up above.

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