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San Juan Cemetery

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Address: west end of Calle Norzagaray, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico

A seaside cemetery where a number of notable Puerto Ricans rest.

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A beautiful way to remember our past

What can be better than a beautiful cemetery surrounded by a fort, crashing waves and the Atlantic Ocean? It may sound crazy but the SanJuan cemetery is a must visit place...it's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An interesting cemetery located near the ocean. The El Morro fort is nearby also. Neat scenic views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What can be better than a beautiful cemetery surrounded by a fort, crashing waves and the Atlantic Ocean? It may sound crazy but the SanJuan cemetery is a must visit place...it's full of history and us stunning. What better way to remember our past and celebrate those that came before us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to this cemetery before. The contrast between the white tombstones and the blue ocean is beautiful. I've told my children about this cemetery so many times, I was glad to finally show it to them. I would definitely go back.

Thank Nancy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

VIsiting the San Juan Cemetery is a trip into Puerto Rican history. Many prominent Puerto Ricans are buried here, poets, politicians, founding fathers, etc. You can also enjoy a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean and visit El Morro, since it's right beside the fortress.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

1863 cemetery overlooking the ocean is the burial spot of many famous Puerto Ricans. Right next to and almost part of Castillo San Felipe del Morro. Great view from the wall of the fort. Worth the time to go down and walk around. Many graves are very old and a few look fairly new. Very different from some of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never seen anything like this in my life. I saw so many things in Puerto Rico, so much history good and bad and so many places to actually look at its past.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw this right next to el morro. We would have enjoyed walking around in the cemetery, but it didn't look like you could.

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It feels wrong to call a cemetery beautiful and yet it was. It doesn't take more than 15 minutes to half an hour to check it out but is very interesting and worth your going to before or after visiting the Fortress.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small, old cemetery was near the coast in Old San Juan in the city. It is well worth a visit. However, some graves are open and it feels a little uncomfortable walking between the graves.

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the cemetery located by the forts. We spent a couple hours here. It's really an amazing place. There are graves in the wall, under the chapel, and all over. It is interesting to note that the graves are placed rather willy-nilly. No straight rows here! Some graves have collapsed and they are open or have a board across... More 

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