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General Cemetery (Cementerio General)

Avenida La Paz, Santiago, Chile
56 2 7379469
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An interesting place to visit

In this interesting place you could also see the history of Chile and the different periods of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jose Rafael L
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Bogota, Colombia
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A place where you can find many history that has been forgoten by the chileans. this Cementrery is... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
Max_Ovalle_420
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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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This well-groomed cemetery is the final resting spot for some of Chile's most honored figures, including former President Salvador Allende.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Avenida La Paz, Santiago, Chile
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56 2 7379469
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"buried here"
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"decorated with flowers"
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"buenos aires"
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"resting places"
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"death"
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"memorial"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In this interesting place you could also see the history of Chile and the different periods of the recent history. Also nice to visit the tombs of poet Neruda or composer Violeta Parra, plus the hard section of missing people from the dictatorships period... Worth...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

A place where you can find many history that has been forgoten by the chileans. this Cementrery is located in the Recoleta comune next to the Cementerios. In this place you can take tours around the cementery in the night. this tours arent very expensive.

Thank Max_Ovalle_420
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

The Cementerio General is a truly amazing place to wander, learn more about Santiago's history, and appreciate the somewhat unique way Chileans celebrate and honor their dead. Although it might sound morbid to spend the afternoon wandering through a cemetery, Cementerio General is far more...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2017

Seeing how different societies bury their dead can be interesting. Here, there are many fancy crypts above ground as well as simple horizontal graves in a wall of graves.

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

We came here as part of the tours for tips walking tour. It was in the middle of the day and sweltering Interesting mausoleums glad we had a guide

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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Unlike other large cemeteries in South America this one is not well maintained and the gravestones are not as impressive. Nice to visit if you don't have much else to do.

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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This is by far the biggest cemetary we ever went to. There is more than 3.000.000 people buried and the area corresponds to 117 soccerfields. There are a lot of beautifull tombs and graves, but also a lot of areas are worn down. It is...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2017

My wife, my daughter, my grandchild and I visited the General Cemetery in January 2017. Is is located on Metro Line 2 on the North side of Santiago and you get off the Metro at the Cemeteries station and the General Cemetery is right there....More

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Reviewed 30 January 2017

The monopoly of the Pinochet dictatorship on this huge burial site has been broken. Opponents to the regime like Jara, Parra, Allende and so many who disappeared got the place they deserved, be it long after they died. One gets a feeling of justice finally...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

For Europeans the idea of a city to celebrate life and death is anathema. But trust me you will be surprised. So OK this is not the Ricoleta cemetery in Buenos Aires but it is fascinating but you must take a guide. The entrance buildings...More

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