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Peculiar, and fascinating

We arrived to this cemetery not really sure what to expect. It seems a strange choice of attraction, but exploring it allows something to get under your skin. The combination... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We arrived to this cemetery not really sure what to expect. It seems a strange choice of attraction, but exploring it allows something to get under your skin. The combination of religious reverence, the remote region, and the mixed-bag of history is beguiling. We'd find graves from people all over the world, showing very different levels of wealth and opulence.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Enter from the backside and see the evolution in how people got burried. Especially the late 19th century part and beginning 20th is interesting to find out where people comNe from :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The first thing that impressed me as we came in was the nice landscape of the area. The whole surroundings were clean and well kept. Trees and shrubs were symmetrically aligned. Has the semblance of a park rather than a cementery. The renown families from their historical past were put to rest here thus the interesting mausoleums there.

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Moncton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My husband and I ended up here by accident on a walk. Turned out to be a good accident! Such a beautiful place! Spent a couple hours just walking around the grounds. Worth a look if you're in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Fine well decorated elegant mausoleums. Very antique tombs. Pine trees, gardens, fountains... Very beautiful and solemn place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The graveyard was fascinating! We had an afternoon free while in town and our hostel suggested visiting. We were there for over an hour and I personally could have stayed longer. It's such a surreal place. Go when the sun is setting for incredible shadows. It's really quite a special place.

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St. Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We visited the cementerio under the rain and perhaps because of that were the only visitors on site that day. A very baroque site for US standards but very lovely with colorful offerings of flowers and mementos to the dead.

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Foothill Ranch, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The City cemetery dates back to 1894 and it is a true reflection of the history of Punta Arenas. Once we pasted the giant stone portico, we found elaborate tombs and mausoleums marking the final resting place for many of the regions founding families and the last Selk'nam Indian of Tierra del Fuego. The cemetery avenues were lined with cypress... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I was NOT there in 2014 but that was the oldest selection in the menu. A visit to the PA cementerio is all about seeing the incredibly lavish mausoleums of the "wool barons." It may sound macabre, and perhaps a bit dull, but it's far from it. Just seeing the opulence gives you a view into just how well-off these... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a MUST in Punta Arenas, for sure one of the most beautiful cemetery of the world. the shaped pine trees are very well trimmed and gives an amazing look to the narrow corridors all around the place.

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