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San Juan Cemetery

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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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Between The Castillos!

We were walking along the street after visiting the Castillo de San Cristobal fort and on our way to the Castillo San Filipe del Moro. It's an easy walk and the free trolley goes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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West Vancouver, Canada
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West Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We were walking along the street after visiting the Castillo de San Cristobal fort and on our way to the Castillo San Filipe del Moro. It's an easy walk and the free trolley goes along the street as well. We came across the beautiful stone monuments in this cemetery by the ocean - the sound of the surf adding to... More 

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London, UK.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Right outside the defensive castle walls of San Juan, this great cemetry glistens with its mainly white marble tombs and grave-stones, as if to say attack the castle over our dead bodies if you dare! Walking around you can find some famous historical political names and those of great families, in various states of upkeep, but originally no expense was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I told my family when I die....take my ashes here....can't imagine a more beautiful location To take me to my next life...the view as the ocean crashes on the wall is breathtaking

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Troy, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Strange to write a review of a cemetery but this one is very old and very beautiful. I expect you have to have an appointment to go in but it's very visible from the high walls surrounding it.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We walked among the old above ground graves with spectacular views of the ocean and the old fort. A must see in Old San Juan

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Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Great site...loved the overall look and the walk through. We were doing some research for geocaching and got to explore

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Greeley, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We walked around the cemetery on a beautiful, sunny day. The views are incredible. It's very peaceful there. Well worth the walk and the time to check it out.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

What a unique and awesome view where this cemetery is situated -- near the Old Fort and the sea. White marble in every direction. Well worth a visit.

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Pleasantville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The mass amounts of marble carved with extreme detail! Some may think morbid but I thought it was peaceful and has a lot of history.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This spectacular cemetery is simply gorgeous.We went on a sunny afternoon and glistening in sunshine it looked absolutely breath taking.Just beneath the El Morro fort.A must visit on your trip to Old San Juan!

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