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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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This is a beautiful outdoor art gallery and history lesson

Beside one of the busiest, most commonly visited sights in Old San Juan is probably one of the most quiet and peaceful places. Cementerio Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Beside one of the busiest, most commonly visited sights in Old San Juan is probably one of the most quiet and peaceful places. Cementerio Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis is located adjacent to the large Castillo San Felipe del Morro - fort at the entrance to San Juan harbour; however other than through history, they are not connected. To get... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The first time I went to OSJ I was warned not to go in the cemetery as it wasn't safe...hogwash! I even had a local on the way to OSJ tell me not to go this trip! Cemetery is totally safe during the day and there are plenty of employees walking around as well as visitors and tourist. Keep you... More 

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Houston, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This Spanish style cemetery is very historic and on a hill next to the old fort. It overlooks the water and is located on a green knoll below the fort and makes you wonder if some of the soldiers and nobles from the old fort are buried there? It is pretty and very old. Worth a visit or stroll thru... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We didn't go into the cemetery itself, not sure if you can, but from the fort, the view was wonderful. Wish there was more information we could have read while there...like if it was still accepting people. I was a magnificent sight! Wish the surrounding area was cleaner. A lot of litter.

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Seneca, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We visited the San Juan Cemetery in the morning. The cemetery is beautiful. The area peaceful. The monuments and statues are stunning. There is so much history here, overlooking the ocean. Wonderful place.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A must see on the way to El Morro. Beautiful grave markers and of historical interest. It closes by noon, so be sure to plan accordingly.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

One of the first things you notice when you come up the hill is the cemetery. Upon further inspection you see how many graves are here and how well maintained the cemetery is. The color of the graves against the sea is marvelous. The old dated tombstones make it fun to see who the people are. We enjoyed this as... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This cemetery is absolutely beautiful. With the ocean in the background the fort to its one side this place is remarkable and breath taking what a wonderful final resting place

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Troy, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

There is a narrow street that leads you down into the cemetery with a parking garage on the left. The garage is underground. There were only 2 cars that passed us on the road. No worries about getting hit by a vehicle. When we entered the cemetery I was overwhelmed at the size and detail of the tombs, monuments and... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The graves were very sad as some had life sized stone figures mourning over the graves. Some of the graves were in disrepair but others were beautiful.

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