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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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Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you have a little more time to spent to visit it. One fact can be found in many Slavic families gravestones because many Croatian settlers arrived in Punta Arenas between 2 wars.

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Punta Arenas, Chile
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Beautiful and very quite place with lots of trees and gardens and long lanes to walk peaceful and safely. Good place for meditation

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New York
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110 reviews 110 reviews
42 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We spent several hours exploring the cemetery where you find names from history and everyday people. We were particularly surprised to find a memorial to General Von Spee, whose ships were sunk off the coast of the Falkland Islands in WWI. The names on the tombs reflect the cosmopolitan nature of this town at the ends of the earth --... More

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Nantes, France
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78 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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60 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
50 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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365 reviews 365 reviews
240 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
28 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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