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Cementerio Municipal

Address: Punta Arenas, Chile
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Ranked #4 of 35 Attractions in Punta Arenas
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
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Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My friends and I passed through Punta Arenas on our way to/from Torres Del Paine. We loved this cemetery so much, we spent 2+ hours in it on both trips through the city. It's vast, varied, with structures and sites in various stages of decay. The class stratification is on full display as you walk along massive concrete stacks with... More 

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North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I like to visit interesting cemeteries, so for me this was a top item on our cruise stop in Punta Arenas. It is about 10 blocks from the downtown market square. Two things struck me about this particular cemetery. The first was the large cypress(?) trees that have been sculpted like giant fingers through the cemetery. The second was the... More 

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Graz, Austria
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A cross-cut of local history - absolutely fascinating to see who the people were who made the town what it is today. You can only guess at the hardships they suffered as pioneers.

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Fremantle, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Tombstones and mausleums as far as the eye can see, guarded by strangely shaped coniferous trees. Great for the names of the families, very varied, and photography

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Quito, Ecuador
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I enjoyed my walk in this cemetery a lot. It's tranquilly and maintainance to perfection. What a peaceful place to lie.......

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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148 reviews 148 reviews
54 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I wouldn't say this is a highlight of the town, but if you're looking for something to do then it's an interesting stop. You get a sense of the diversity in the town from reading the gravestones, and seeing how everything is kept up.

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Punta Arenas definitely has an end of the world feel about it, at the cemetary you get a sense of the people who have been before, not least the variety of nationalities who made their home, lived and died in Patagonia, and the elaborate memorials which were created for them. Well worth a visit.

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Minneapolis, MN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

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

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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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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