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Cementerio Municipal

Punta Arenas, Chile
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Ranked #3 of 31 Attractions in Punta Arenas
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Minneapolis, MN
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189 reviews 189 reviews
118 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We came in from the south side (directions here are quite confusing) amid long row after long row of double-deck, double-sided high-rise mausoleums, each 5 or 6 rows high. Beyond that there are blocks and blocks of huge evergreen trees all identically sculpted, elegant gravestones, elaborate decorations and huge family mausoleums. Some of the standard-sized graves have as many as... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Beautiful cemetery, with well groomed grounds and stunning cypress trees. Family memorials were all well maintained and beautifully decorated. It's a self-guided walk amongst beautiful gardens and above ground tombs.

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dallas
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171 reviews 171 reviews
44 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We were told this cemetery was at one time the 6th most beautiful in the world! It is unlike any I have ever been in and worth the visit. The grounds are well maintained with walkways lined with old trees which have been manicured in the shape of tall cones for the lack of a better term. The majority are... More 

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MARSHALLTOWN
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250 attraction reviews
431 helpful votes 431 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This historic cemetery is like a small Pere Lachaise with elaborate family tombs and crypts in a pleasant garden setting. There are clean free restrooms just inside the gate to the left. A nice diversion in Punta Arenas.

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Clarksville, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This cemetery is really beautiful and amazing, it really has to be experienced. It was a great experience

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Victoria, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is within walking distance of the downtown. I would dare say it is just as good, if not in some respects better, than the Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires. What differentiates it from the Recoleta are the beautifully manicured 25 to 30 foot high evergreen trees that line the main paths, and the “condo” style crypts of up to... More 

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Roskilde, Denmark
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73 reviews 73 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

In this cemetery you'll find interesting tombs of people from Croatia, Germany, Norway and other countries. Besides these tombs there is a memory monument of the Magellan people who were exterminated by the dictatorship from 1973 - 1990. It is located almost in the south eastern corner of the cemetery. There is a overview map on your right after you... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I recommend going to the cemetery if you like to get to know the historical part of the cities you visit. And it's famous as one of the most beautiful cementeries in South America. A short walk from the center and you are there. It's huge and has two sides: one with the historical part and first families that came... More 

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Albury, Australia
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166 reviews 166 reviews
28 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Well, when the girl at our B&B had suggested the cemetery, I made a polite cough & looked disinterested but she said it was very nice. Well, what a find this was! It was stunning! The place was INTENDED for people to come here & take some time to contemplate. The avenues of pines are designed specifically for this purpose.... More 

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Harrison Hot Springs, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Some of the mausoleums are just downright nuts. Breathtakingly beautiful. However you are in a cemetery, it feels eerie especially when people are bringing flowers to their families graves and you're a tourist there. Just didn't feel appropriate to be there.

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