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Cemiterio dos Prazeres

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Address: Praca Sao Joao Bosco, Lisbon, Portugal
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Love this Cemetery

This is not the typical tourist site but it is a good glimpse into the culture of Portugal. This is one of the most beautiful and interesting cemetery I've visited. There's even... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is not the typical tourist site but it is a good glimpse into the culture of Portugal. This is one of the most beautiful and interesting cemetery I've visited. There's even streets in this cemetery. Totally amazing. Definitely a must visit.

Thank JustLoveToFly
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017

A peaceful place to wander on a sunny day. Avenues of above-ground crypts are laid out like a small suburb, with surprising things to see around many corners. Look for the monument to Lisbon's firefighters, and the tomb lovingly shaped like a carpenter's workbench complete with carved stone tools. The trip out on Tram 28 is an essential Lisbon experience... More 

Thank GuySanderson
Poznan, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

We would not normally get the idea to come to see a cemetery had it not been recommended in a guide book. We took a taxi to get there. Some of the tombs look more like little chapels and are true pieces of art. Some are very old. As you walk slowly down, breathing in the melancholic atmosphere, you will... More 

Thank kwiewiorowski
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

One of the most beautiful cemetery parks you may find. Huge trees, the cemetery organised by roads for all the new and old, big and small mausoleums, some built for famous personalities, some owned by rich families. You could spend hours walking around and guessing about the history behind each tomb or monument. Lies at one end of the famous... More 

Thank Daniela L
Lemont, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

I would highly recommend a visit to Cemiterio dos Prazeres. It sounds like a morbid thing to do but the setting is very serene. This cemetery dates back to the late 1700's and all of the vaults are above ground. Some of them have glass doors where you can view inside. The vaults are beautiful, weathered pieces of art. At... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

The cemetery is for me one of the highlights of Lisbon. You can get there by taking tram 28. At the final stop you see the entrance of the cemetery. We walked along the small houses and enjoyed the serene atmosphere.

Thank Philip_Bolster
Los Angeleeze, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Interesting place to wander around looking at the different sculptures and gravestone iconography. Look for the little plaques on the ground that indicate noteworthy plots. There is a small "waiting room" (waiting for what, I don't know) just to the left as you enter the gates. There were a few maps of the cemetery layout, with some highlights indicated in... More 

Thank rockyroadie
Central Portugal, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Well , a weird name : Cemetery of Pleasures . And after you ve been here , you will feel some " weird " pleasure . But lets start from the beginning : I took the train from Cascais in direction Lisbon ( be sure that the train you take stops at all stations ) and got out at ALCANTRA... More 

Thank carlos3005emlisboa
Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

Peaceful place to cool down on a hot day. Mortality is key. Beautiful cemetery with well maintained lanes and graves (mostly) Somewhat creepy, a few mausoleums have broken doors (not from the inside out... ;-) ) and also the coffins inside these are cracked and partly rotten away. It is the city of the deceased. (PICTURES) But on the other... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

This reminds me of Pere LaChaise in Paris but it is much less crowded and therefore more serene. We wandered around for several hours just looking into the mauselems and admiring the views of the sea.

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