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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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Picture crisp white grave markers, offset by a rolling green lawn and crystal blue waters of the Atlantic...and when you think it couldn't get any better add to the ambiance a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Cypress
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

You can see from a distance, but honestly I really like strolling around and going into cemeteries. I get why it's closed though. Very public area, and let's face it, the public as a whole can be very poorly behaved.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Picture crisp white grave markers, offset by a rolling green lawn and crystal blue waters of the Atlantic...and when you think it couldn't get any better add to the ambiance a group of violinists playing "Eleanor Rigby".....not kidding. Not certain this always happens...but it did when we were there in March...We will never forget it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

You can't miss this place. It is near the castle and on the open lawn and faces the atlantic ocean side. The history is so beautiful.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It is situated by the water and there are dates from quite some time ago. There is the opportunity to stroll along the grassy pathways and meander in between the grave markers and contemplate the historical epoch they can evoke.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

So cool, and free! Right next to an underground public parking lot. Then we walked from there up to the fort. Amazing!

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Dallas
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is easily accessible, near the area of El Morro.. we were fortunate that it was open when we were there. I have heard it isn't always. You walk down and under the walls of the OSJ, there is graffiti and I wouldn't do it at night but during the day it was fine. It is an interesting contrast to... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I hate to say this, but I want to die and be buried here. Absolutely awestruck by this cemetery and the location. A must see.

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David, Panama
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

You first see this place from the road above and it is dramatic! With a view of the ocean that can't be beat, and white monuments, surrounded by the old forts........ it is a site to see.

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

When we were looking around the fort, we noticed a cemetery on the other side of a large rock wall.....all graves were raised, due to possible flooding. Some amazing head stones.

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KY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This cemetery has a lot of history in it. It located next to San Juan historic site ( del morro fort). There is a lot of old historic head stones in this cemetery. It is next to the ocean.

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