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Cementerio Municipal

Punta Arenas, Chile
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Ranked #3 of 31 Attractions in Punta Arenas
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Harrison Hot Springs, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Some of the mausoleums are just downright nuts. Breathtakingly beautiful. However you are in a cemetery, it feels eerie especially when people are bringing flowers to their families graves and you're a tourist there. Just didn't feel appropriate to be there.

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Before the Panama Canal was opened the route West was Strait of Magellan or Cape Horn. Punta Arenas was a friendly place to stop for survivors of this hazardous trip. Especially if you were in the tall sailing ships. See the names, from all around the world, read the tombstones, in all languages, but it is a happy place. Every... More

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Stanley, Falkland Islands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Lovely peaceful and clean. Well respected by all who visit. A perfect place for a stroll, but those less fit might need to get a taxi to visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We walked here from the city centre following seeing these reviews. It was a large spread-out cemetery, well kept with trees and flowers. The graves were not that old due to the history however it was worth the walk if you have time to kill.

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Houston, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The older part shares a lot of history of first settlers to the area from Europe and some if the famous families

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Charleston, South Carolina
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181 reviews 181 reviews
150 attraction reviews
594 helpful votes 594 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This cemetery was a Fantastic way to spend part of a sunny day. The beauty of the grounds with the sculptured greenery defining the pathways and if viewed from above are laid out in the shape of the cross is delightful. This is Punta Arenas and is very indicative of it's inhabitants and the lifestyle here. (Not Rio, Buenos Aires,... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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111 reviews 111 reviews
42 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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272 reviews 272 reviews
90 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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