Cementerio Museo de San Pedro

Cementerio Museo de San Pedro

Cementerio Museo de San Pedro
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El Cementerio Museo San Pedro es una institución privada fundada el 22 de septiembre de 1842, reconocida como museo de sitio en 1998 y declarada Bien de Interés Cultural de carácter nacional (BIC) en 1999 por el Ministerio de Cultura de Colombia. Conscientes de la significación y trascendencia de conservar la historia de la ciudad y de sus habitantes, el Cementerio Museo se consolida como un lugar de memoria, amplio y de inclusión, que alberga numerosas historias, relatos y difuntos que han hecho parte de la vida económica, social, política y cultural de Medellín, de la región antioqueña y el ámbito nacional. Define su colección como el conjunto de formas de representación de la muerte y su transformación en el tiempo. Lo invitamos a pasar el umbral y experimentar otras maneras de mirar, escuchar, sentir y vivir el espacio funerario.
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PituFashion
Fort Lauderdale, FL138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
This cemetery contains a lot of history and beauty. It's one of the oldest in Medellin city and resting place for a lot of 19th century wealthy public figures. Filled wit lots of art, beauty, and of course death
Written June 24, 2015
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Yvonne H
Lincoln, NE63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
This will help you to open your mind about the Colombian culture plus their are great pieces of art. Just bring respect and your camara / Este te ayudara a entender la cultura colombiana mas hay grandes pieseas de arte. Solo traiga respeto y su camara
Written June 10, 2015
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richj65
Chicago, IL1,734 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
This was a somber experience. Walking around the small cemetery and viewing the craftsmanship of the past. It is a quiet oasis inside a bustling city.
Written July 30, 2019
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KillerRabbit
Riverdale, NY266 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
No Museo here, and pretty small but cemetery had some elaborate headstones and tombs. Not bad but too small.
Written January 20, 2020
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Giuseppe S
Antwerp, Belgium839 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
It is worth to walk among the elaborate graves in this cemetery. Local families have pride in keeping their graves clean and shining. No need to insist that you should show respect when visiting.
Written February 27, 2019
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JimNYC
New York City, NY2,387 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
I find it interesting to visit local cemeteries throughout the world, to see how the living memorialize their dear ones, whose spirits have transitioned. You can experience this here, but also San Pedro Cemetery is known for its cultural events and tours of anthropology, history and architecture. The “Noche de Luna Llena,” takes place at night, during the full moon. This event consists of a nocturnal tour and a cultural presentation of dance or drama performed by local artists. The cemetery is located just a couple of blocks north of the Hospital Metro Station. There are many beautiful funerary monuments throughout the grounds here, made of Carrara marble, shipped in from Italy in the 1800’s. These statues and mausoleums are an integral part of the cultural and architectural heritage of Medellín. Construction of the cemetery began in 1842 and it was named a museum in 1998. Then, one year later, the cemetery itself was declared a National Monument. The chapel here wasn’t built until 1925 and it is lovely both outside and inside, where there are some very nice stained glass windows. This is definitely a place where the living continue to visit and pay respect to the memory of their loved ones, who are lying in rest at this cemetery. Funerals take place here daily and there are still plenty of spaces available for rent, for a four year period, and others for sale for permanent placement. There are flower venders immediately outside the entrance to the cemetery and so many beautiful flowers are available to place on the graves. I’ll include a photo of a flower stand, as well as some of the monuments in the cemetery that I saw today.
One thing that might interest you is another cemetery in Medellín. It’s near Comuna 13, where people go for the popular graffiti tour and electric stairs. This other cemetery is called Cementerio Parroquial La America and it’s located in the neighborhood of San Javier. What makes this other cemetery interestingly unique is that there is a lot of graffiti throughout the grounds, just as there is in nearby Comuna 13.
Written May 29, 2018
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upgraded
Chicago, Illinois103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
Easy location right across from "Hospital" metro stop. Fascinating to see the dates and ages on the graves and how they correspond to the events explained at Museo Casa de la Memoria. Fascinating to just wander around. We spent a little over an hour there.
Written September 9, 2017
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Linda C
New York City, NY11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Very cool! Walk among the monuments, and feel the respect for the dead. It appears that families spend a great deal of time there primping grave markers. The church is small compared to the grandeur of some of the dedications and tombs.
Written July 25, 2017
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Gordon S
Galashiels, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
This is a lovely well maintained cemetery, In the past it was a cemetery for the rich and famous and there are many large family tombs.
Written May 10, 2017
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Julietamadrid92
Medellin, Colombia39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Family
I suggest you go with a tour guide who can tell you all the stories there are to know about the many tumbs and sculptures. You sure will learn a lot about the history of both rich and poor people from Medellin. They often do some events at night which include stories and astronomy lessons.
Written February 14, 2017
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