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Cementerio General de San Jose

Address: Calle 24 y 26 en la Avenida 10, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Ranked #19 of 33 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural

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English first
Portsmouth, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I've passed by this historic cemetery many times, always intrigued by the grand structures and sculpture within. Finally made the effort to visit. OH MY!!!!! This beautiful sacred place is full of awe inspiring graves and tombs. From Presidents to the wealthy and influential, many famous historical figures rest in this place. It is a MUST SEE !!

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Australia
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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Bodies are stacked up on top of each other rather than side by side. Very well looked after grounds. I spent half the day walking around and got heaps of worthwhile photos.

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Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The manner of burying people here is peculiar to the USA in that they "stack-em-up". You don't get your own little piece of turf but have to share it with others ! Some of the structures are interesting to observe.

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north carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This is an easy walk from anywhere in the downtown area of San Jose. There is also a bus route on this avenida. If you are interested in cemeteries this one is worth a look.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Well kept grounds, very nice structures and monuments, a bit of national history, and personal stories.

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