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Cementerio Municipal

Punta Arenas, Chile
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Ranked #3 of 27 attractions in Punta Arenas
Type: Cemeteries
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Nantes, France
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229 reviews 229 reviews
74 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

People from all around the world ended up in Punta Arenas and it shows in this monumental place dotted with outstanding tombs. Weird atmosphere due to the deep southern light and the bizarre trees lining up the alleys. Quite unique in its own way.

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Paris, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

In the the cemetary one geys a feel for the extraordinary mix of adventurers who came to the beagle channel to trade, farm, preach, hide from families or justice. Magnificent tombs for magnificent people who came to the back of beyond.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
54 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Don't waste your time. We walked from cruise port to cemetary hoping to see something special. Nothing special about this cemetary

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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170 reviews 170 reviews
50 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The cemetery is worth the visit - the vast cultural and geographical differences of the early settlers is seen as you walk down the well tended paths. Scottish islanders, the Balkans, Scandinavians a real melting pot. The tourist information cubicle near the entrance to the cemetery seemed to have some interesting information, unfortunately on the day of our visit and... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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79 reviews 79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The first reason to visit the Cemetery in Punta Arenas is because it is beautiful. The huge cypress trees are precisely trimmed to form shady alleys. The tombs themselves are varied and lovely and some are downright opulent. The second reason is to see the many ethnic groups that came through this port town in the deep south of Chile.... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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329 reviews 329 reviews
221 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

It is almost strange that a cemetery should be on a list of attractions. There are some quite grand tombs and it is quite eerie walking around. Worth a quick visit.

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england
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110 reviews 110 reviews
28 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This is an interesting cemetery with very large Mausoleums very different to a normal cemetery and we found it interesting for a browse round one afternoon

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Alberta
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This cementerio is not to be missed. The trees here are amazing. Large, manicured, cypress trees define the walkways amidst ornate tombs of wealthy first families. Represented here are a diverse group of early immigrants from Germany, England, Yugoslavia, and other far away countries. The history, the art and the ambiance here are impressive and worth a visit.

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Never thought I would be recommending a cemetery but this is an exception. Beautifully landscaped with well trimmed cedars, it is worth your time. The private mausoleums for the wealthy wool barons are almost a work of art

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Brooklyn, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

It's surprisingly large and ornate and definitely one of the places to visit while in Punta Arenas. The landscaping in the old part of the cemetery, in particular, is quite impressive, as are some of the memorials.

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