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General Cemetery

Plaza Pedro Anzures, Sucre, Bolivia
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Ranked #11 of 44 Attractions in Sucre
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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Brussels, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Nice area to walk through, this place is the true Pere Lachaise of Sucre where Bolivians go to take care of the tombs of their loved ones but also to simply enjoy the peacefull yet full of live atmosphere. Go on Sunday if possible.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Went for a walk around the cemetery, very different to ours back in the uk. Worth a visit to see the local culture.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Really nice cemetery, it shows a lot about Bolivian culture. Most graves in small buildings, all of them with some nice homage from the relatives in some small windows displays in front of it. Unique.

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Singapore, Singapore
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92 reviews 92 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

People think I'm weird when I say I like this cemetery but you have to visit it to believe it. Beautiful flowers everywhere, lots of benches, the tombs are well taken care of and the caretakers were respectful and unobtrusive. I spent some time just wandering along the rows and rows, and thoroughly enjoyed my morning.

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Frankfurt, Germany
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

To come to this place is easy I did it walking when you come there is a children's quantity offering many services one of which it is the ride for the cemetery they are children who take you and tell you about the history of the city with great value you feel they likes their work

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

A really great option to visit when in Sucre. I did it by foot, and it was really doable. You'll arrive via the street with all the flower ladies. Such a nice and colourful view. The cemetary it self was even on a monday morning filled with people to come and show respect to their loved ones. It is a... More

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Well maintained gardens, peaceful, and interesting cemetery to visit. I was struck by the number of graves which had fresh flowers - clearly indicating how many relatives visit the deceased. The displays in some of the windows contain photos and items which represent the deceased's interests which gives an insight into their personality. I was enjoying a stroll through the... More

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Small City, Ontario
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

At first we bemoaned our luck. Everything closed for Todos Santos, All Saints Day, on the day-and-a-half we found ourselves in Sucre . Yet it turned out to be one of our most remarkable experiences in forty years of traveling to almost 100 countries. We found ourselves as the lone tourists in the throngs of locals visiting the cemetery to... More

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Sucre, Bolivia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

If you haven't been to a cemetary in Bolivia yet, make sure to stop by. It's actually one of the nicest 'green' areas of Sucre, quite tranquil. The funeral rituals are quite different. Instead of being burried in the ground, coffins are inserted in what looks like lockers. Bodies are allowed to remain for about 5 years, after which they... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

The cemetery is full of impressive mausoleums and walls of burial chambers. The mature trees and gardens are maybe the best park in Sucre! This is definitely worth the walk up the hill to see it.

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