We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cementerio General de San Jose

Calle 24 y 26 en la Avenida 10, San Jose, Costa Rica
Save
Review Highlights
Visiting my ancestors

In going to this cemetery, I was influenced by the fact that I have family buried here. Aside from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Renee A
,
Buena Park, California
I always enjoy walking through cemeteries, enjoying the history

It was a very long walk through this major cemetery, I spent one hour here, and saw many... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Danny G
Read all 57 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average22%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“buried here” (2 reviews)
“costa rica” (2 reviews)
“cemeteries” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
Calle 24 y 26 en la Avenida 10, San Jose, Costa Rica
Write a ReviewReviews (57)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In going to this cemetery, I was influenced by the fact that I have family buried here. Aside from that, some of the structures are incredibly beautiful and one does wonder who they belong to. Maybe my family members knew who they were as in...More

Thank Renee A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a very long walk through this major cemetery, I spent one hour here, and saw many mausoleums, of famous Costa Rican Politicians, and businessmen

Thank Danny G
Reviewed 18 February 2017

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.

1  Thank Alf H
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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...More

Thank Robert937
Reviewed 24 January 2017

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

Thank Sandra E
Reviewed 17 January 2017 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...More

2  Thank TheBlum
Reviewed 5 January 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...More

Thank Nico S
Reviewed 21 July 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...More

Thank Juan R
Reviewed 18 January 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...More

Thank seetheworld2014
Reviewed 28 September 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...More

Thank crafterincr
PreviousNext
12
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 78 hotels in San Jose
Park Inn by Radisson San Jose
1,449 reviews
.29 km away
Hotel Grano de Oro San Jose
1,841 reviews
.47 km away
Hotel Ambassador
15 reviews
.55 km away
Hostel Casa Colon
301 reviews
.55 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Restaurante Grano de Oro
1,643 reviews
.46 km away
Tierra Gaucha Parrilla Argentina
422 reviews
.61 km away
Lubnan
465 reviews
.53 km away
Aqui Es
221 reviews
.80 km away
Nearby Attractions
Museo de Arte Costarricense
295 reviews
1.11 km away
Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana)
325 reviews
1.26 km away
Central Market (Mercado Central)
479 reviews
1.07 km away
Correos de Costa Rica
196 reviews
1.42 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cementerio General de San Jose staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit