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“Gorgeous cemetery!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mountain View Cemetery

Mountain View Cemetery
5000 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
510-658-2588
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Ranked #11 of 116 things to do in Oakland
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Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Gorgeous cemetery!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Rambling and rolling over green hills, this cemetery is beautiful. I'm a photographer, and there was a feast of beautiful funereal sculpture to treat my eyes and camera. There is little logic I could find in the layout - each corner held more beautiful places and sights. This is truly a mecca for any interested in unusual cemeteries as I am.

Visited October 2012
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Berkeley
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“What you like a cemetery?????”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

You betcha. Here it is right next to the freeway with sweeping views and splashing fountains. It's great fun to see how the really rich spent their money in the old days. It's close in country for an hour walk on a sunny weekend. And if you can stop in the office and buy the guide book. It's amazing who of who's who are buried there.

Visited September 2012
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SF Bay Area
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“Magnificent views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Easy walking trails (but watch out for the cars!), quiet and peaceful. Views from the top are amazing; developers must dream of having the chance to someday move the graves ala Colma and build zillion-dollar mansions on these hills. Stop by Chapel of the Chimes outside the gates for another peaceful, contemplative experience but indoors; the two of these beautifully complement one another (but they are entirely separate businesses).

Visited June 2012
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Oakland, CA
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“Park-like with views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

When I tell people I like to hang out in the cemetery, they look at me funny. But this cemetery is like a local park - you'll see people running, walking their dogs, and just hanging out.

You can get a map of historical graves and mausoleums or just wander yourself. Mausoleum row is great for photos.

And don't miss the views from the top of the hill

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