We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

San Juan Cemetery

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Improve this listing
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.
Write a Review

315 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    176
    109
    26
    2
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Riverside, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I was too exhausted after walking through El Morro and the Musuem but I was able to get a nice zoomed in photo. The cemetery sits between El Morro and the favala (think thats correct) but what ever you do don't wander off in there. The police don't even go inside the place. (referring to the favala)

Was this review helpful? Yes
northern ohio
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It took us awhile to figure out how to get down there, but the walk was worth it. This is a beautiful, peaceful, historic cemetery with gorgeous close-up views of the ocean. We walked around for a long time, reading weatherbeaten tombstones and wondering about the stories that would go along with the people whose final resting spot are in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tooele, Utah
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A very nice old cemetery. Many nice picture opportunities. If you are visiting the old fort, this is part of the surrounding area and only takes a few extra minutes to walk through.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

San Juan Cemetery is located next to El Morro Fort.The cemetery is famous for its elaborate tombstones and the circular neoclassical chapel dedicated to Mary Magdalen. The cemetery is also the final resting place for several famous Puerto Ricans.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bronx, New York
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbus, Georgia
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
85 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed San Juan Cemetery also viewed

San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
 

Been to San Juan Cemetery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage San Juan Cemetery, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing