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Address: Plaza Pedro Anzures, Sucre, Bolivia
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When in Sucre - Well Worth a Visit - Make Sure You Get a Guide

The General Cemetery of Sucre is a beautiful place to visit and offers some good insight on the history of Sucre and Bolivia and Sucre's relationship to La Paz. The guide we had... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The General Cemetery of Sucre is a beautiful place to visit and offers some good insight on the history of Sucre and Bolivia and Sucre's relationship to La Paz. The guide we had was great - definitely a bit biased and am not convinced most of what he said was fact but to me it was more interesting to hear... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is national cementary, couple bolivian presidents are buried there. college students give a tour thru it. you may pay them 35 bolivian pesos, you may contact them with security guard in the front gate; also has a special part for the jewish who died during the world war 2.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I always visit the cementery when I am in Sucre and I tend to bring friends when they visit Bolivia and Sucre for the first time. This is a nice, cultural experience revealing the socioeconomic differences in society. If you are lucky, you might see a funeral procession.

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Slavkov u Brna, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Amazing place to visit. There are few sections where you can see a pretentious tombs for rich people as well as poor graves. Important place for locals who follow the catholic traditions.

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

It's not the top sight in Sucre, but at the end of the day you may want to walk from the Plaza to the Cemetery and especially stroll through the more ancient part, boosting impressive mausoleums. The walk there is safe enough if you leave your valuables in your hotel and do not display signs of wealth. Once inside, there... More 

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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful cemetery with greatly designed tombs. There are all kinds of structures present. It is also a nice place to just sit on a bench and relax and read a book In the sun.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

When my Spanish teacher and I were tired of walking she picked this cemetery because she knew it was a quiet and peaceful place to continue our lesson. It's the nicest cemetery I've ever been in and I didn't feel uncomfortable being there because they hold a different regard for the dead and this cemetery was treated like a park.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

The locals of Sucre adore their cemetery for some strange reason. Tombs vary from small niches to elaborate edifices. A number of Bolivian presidents are buried here, so it is worth a visit, if you want to pay homage to them. There is a section dedicated to dead children. It is sad to see that some never survived a day... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

The cemetery gives you a good idea about the way Bolivian society is stratified. The nucleus of the yard are the tombs of the very rich. Even in death they rest in villa-like structures under tall trees. Around them are smaller graves of the middle-class citizens of Sucre. Tucked into the outer walls are the remains of the less fortunate.... More 

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Jannali, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Having seen the Ventanillas de Otuzco in Peru, it is not surprising to see a modern day version of small "windows" with body remains. I have included a photo of the Ventanillas as a comparison.

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