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San Juan Cemetery

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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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.
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed walking around this cemetery by the ocean. There are historic graves, some in very poor condition, some very well maintained. An interesting stop if you're over near El Morro!

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126 reviews 126 reviews
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

We were on a Carnival Cruise, and San Juan was one port of call. We decided to check out all of the stops on the FREE shuttle. The San Juan Cemetery was one of the stops, and is located right next to one of the forts. The view of the water is incredible, and while you walk through and read... More

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Saskatoon,SK Canada
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540 helpful votes 540 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It is located on the sea coast between San Felipe de Morro and San Cristobal forts. You actually have to go thru a tunnel under the park to get into the gated area of the cemetery. It is gated off and closed to the public so the best view are up from the walled area of the park. Its very... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I was amazed at the ornate detail to a lot of the grave stones here. On a sad note it is very disturbing at the condition of a lot of the really old graves. It would be nice it they could be fixed up and repaired.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We were here on Mother's Day, before departing on our cruise. All I can say, is this is a stunning cemetery - well tended, very busy and obviously an incredible eternal resting place for your loved ones. The waves crashing against the wall below the graveyard, being overlooked by El Morro....amazing. New and old sections alike are beautiful. We had... More

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

After checking out Plaza del Quinto Cenetnario/Quincentennial Plaza, Totem, we walked to the cemetery. Many people were in the grassy area in front of San Felipe El Morro Castle picnicing and flying kites. Others were walking around the wall that seperates the cemetery from that grassy area. We did as well. The views from that point are great. We are... More

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St. Louis, MO USA
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22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Sadly, we didn't get to walk through the cemetery due to tired legs and there weren't a lot of walkers checking it out and we didn't feel comfortable going by ourselves. We did get to appreciate the architecture and sculptures from El Morro (closer) and Castillo de San Cristobal (farther).

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Lots of walking to cemetery, lots of old tombs and statues, no church at the bottom, only a walk back up the hill

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College Park
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Cemetery is one of the most conspicuous because of the location which is laying right next to the Atlantic bay, it looks like a garden of paradise from far and gorgeous nearby.

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Such a beautiful place! It is easy to see why it was chosen for a final resting place. The view is stunning. The sounds of the ocean are calming. The old fort nearby historic. It was really great!

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