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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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Definitely worth the walk

Bodies are stacked up on top of each other rather than side by side. Very well looked after grounds. I spent half the day walking around and got heaps of worthwhile photos.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2014
TravellingDyke
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars 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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Thank Juan R
Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Thank romadaro
Heredia, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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31 reviews
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3 of 5 stars 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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Portsmouth, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I've passed by this historic cemetery many times, always intrigued by the grand structures and sculpture within. Finally made the effort to visit. OH MY!!!!! This beautiful sacred place is full of awe inspiring graves and tombs. From Presidents to the wealthy and influential, many famous historical figures rest in this place. It is a MUST SEE !!

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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Bodies are stacked up on top of each other rather than side by side. Very well looked after grounds. I spent half the day walking around and got heaps of worthwhile photos.

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Thank TravellingDyke
Florida
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The manner of burying people here is peculiar to the USA in that they "stack-em-up". You don't get your own little piece of turf but have to share it with others ! Some of the structures are interesting to observe.

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north carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This is an easy walk from anywhere in the downtown area of San Jose. There is also a bus route on this avenida. If you are interested in cemeteries this one is worth a look.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Well kept grounds, very nice structures and monuments, a bit of national history, and personal stories.

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