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Address: Punta Arenas, Chile

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Extraoridnary, highly unusual, intriguing, & fascinating - a MUST SEE!

On Friday 12/26 as part of a cruise excursion on our way to Antarctica, my wife & I visited this extraordinary cemetery. Unfortunately, our tour didn't begin to leave enough time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Fortson, GA
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Fortson, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

On Friday 12/26 as part of a cruise excursion on our way to Antarctica, my wife & I visited this extraordinary cemetery. Unfortunately, our tour didn't begin to leave enough time to wander/explore this extraordinary place. Although we've been to a number of scenic, unusual cemeteries around the world, this was the best, by far. Architecturally, the graves & mausoleums... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We visited as part of our day excursion in Punta Arenas There is an entrance fee but this was a part of our overall charge so I don’t know how much it is. We each received a booklet and DVD. The DVD is in Spanish and English and gives a brief history of the cemetery, its first burial in 1894,... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Walking distance form the main square, this cemetery is an attraction point in Punta Arenas. We were not disappointed. We enjoyed strolling around and seeing the old mausoleums despite the rain. Well kept and preserved.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

One of the most beautiful cemeteries I have visited. Check out the dates on the graves. I went on my way back to the airport and wish I budgeted more time to see. I don't quite remember the entrance fee ($5 maybe), but there's a booklet and DVD with the included.

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A must in any visit to Punta Arenas. I have read this cemetery was one of ten most beatiful in the world, and I can understand why. Here ther is part of the history of this fabulous region with most of the people who made this region involved here. Very nice graveyards, nice monuments and very curious cypresses all around,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

an interest collection of architecture and mausoleums. The unexpected landscaping is intriguing as well. Menendez and Braun both rest here. Their resting sites tell a lot about these two figures. Reading the inscriptions is educational and entertaining. I was intrigued by the multi-story 'condos' at one end of the place... worth at least a quick visit to get the flavour... More 

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dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Nice cemetery on impeccably maintained grounds. It's considered one of the most beautiful cemeteries in South America. It's very serene and it's nice to see the incredible European influence in that area. It does have less "character" than Recoleta in Buenos Aires or the municipal cemetery of San Salvador, El Salvador. It's nice for a stroll if you have time... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

During our vacation to Patagonia and surrounding areas, we opted to spend some time visiting cemeteries. It sounds odd and morbid, but given the extravagance of tombs and beautiful landscaping (especially in South America), cemeteries have become tourist attractions. While Cementerio Municipal isn't as ornate as the popular Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, my wife and I found the experience... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

wife likes cemeteries and this one did not disappoint. We liked it better than the famous one in Buenos Aires. Lots of fancy tombs and well laid out. Not that much of a walk from downtown

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Edison, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

While it sounds odd to visit a cemetery, the place is extremely unusual and definitely worth the visit. The mausoleums are extravagant and the landscaping, is beautiful. It is also interesting to see the class stratification from the massive mausoleums down to the "apartment" style structures.

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