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Cementerio General de San Jose

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Address: Calle 24 y 26 en la Avenida 10, San Jose, Costa Rica

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It's a cemetery.

Many impressive statuettes are to find at this cemetery - it's huge and very white and good for a quiet walk.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sandra E
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Enderby, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here in 2015 and were fascinated by the tombs & mausoleums - some are 'over the top'. Huge peaceful area to enjoy on your walkabout town.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

People are buried here since the late 18th century. Most are of Spanish origine, but you also see Italian family graves and tombs of many other ethnicities. No native Costa Ricans, at least I did not find any. Remarkable are the great number of guardian angels. They look like happy humans, but have wings. Catholics believe these angels accompany you... More 

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Thank Robert937
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many impressive statuettes are to find at this cemetery - it's huge and very white and good for a quiet walk.

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Novato, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I like to visit old cemeteries to learn more about local history and culture along with the changes in architectural expressions in the monuments, statuary and headstones. I spent hours here meandering and learning. Admittedly the place is not an attraction for everyone, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Thank TheBlum
San Jose, Costa Rica
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Is a fantastic place to see a lot of nice arhitecture, because in Costa Rica are a lot of foreign people and they are like colony: italien, spanish, german. They come with their own culture and arhitecture and you will see alot of very beautiful monument in diferite style of construction, from a lot of material. Some are abstract, some... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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28 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

The cemetery is a quiet place with different headstones. You will be free to walk around and there are signs showing the most interesting path you can take, as well as historical figures buried there. If you like these places, it could be worth the visit if you are in the neighborhood, otherwise skip it.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016

It is a typical, big cemetary similar to many others in South America. The stone work and statues are impressive. But, unless you are into it and interested in who is buried where, just drive by and have a look at the massive graves and the size of the statues.

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Washington, DC
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2015

Don't waste your time at this hodge lodge of shops and stalls which seems to cater more to locals than tourists. But, if you must, there's everything from flower shops to pet stores and gardening stuff. Not to mention the countless meat markets and restaurants serving all kinds of animal parts, many of which I didn't even know that people... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015

There are some large masoleums and interesting headstones but nothing to merit a special trip or to take time out of a busy trip schedule. Do be careful about walking around here as it is not in the best area of town. If you drive there, there is really no good place to park a car. On Saturdays there is... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2015

this is a traditional latin cementery. Nothing else to say, but it has nice sculpture and mausoleos though.

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