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Address: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description: A seaside cemetery where a number of notable Puerto Ricans rest.

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The burial ground for the important citizens of San Juan

The mausoleum is reserved for the most important citizens. The view is spectacular since the sight is just on the edge of the ocean. The waves breaking on the rocks make this a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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164 reviews 164 reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The mausoleum is reserved for the most important citizens. The view is spectacular since the sight is just on the edge of the ocean. The waves breaking on the rocks make this a very peaceful resting place.

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Barre, Vermont
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We walked and walked and were so taken by the beauty of this old cemetery. It was a beautiful day to see all the history in this cemetery.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Very nice view and seems like a vey mysterious place. A few hous to walk around and enjoy is enough.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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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
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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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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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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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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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