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General Cemetery (Cementerio General)

Avenida La Paz, Santiago, Chile
56 2 7379469
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Interesting walking around looking at various kinds of graves

Seeing how different societies bury their dead can be interesting. Here, there are many fancy... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
fuzzyfred
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Reno, Nevada
Do early in morning as gets hot

We came here as part of the tours for tips walking tour. It was in the middle of the day and... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
WOJD64
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Adelaide, Australia
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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.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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Avenida La Paz, Santiago, Chile
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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.

Thank fuzzyfred
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

Thank WOJD64
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.

Thank TravelReviewer1983
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

Thank TwoAndAHalfTraveller
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

Thank john07_11
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

Thank Robert937
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

Thank Poulter3768
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

It is a cemetery and it will only make sense if you have a guide. I wouldn't go out of my way if you have seen a mausoleum.

Thank Urbanfarmgrl
Reviewed 7 December 2016

While not the ordinary or everyday visitor experience, a cemetery offers powerful and unique insights into a society's perspectives on life and death, religion and politics, as well as celebratory and mournful passion. Having visited notable cemeteries in North America and Europe this location was...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 18 November 2016

What could be more beautiful than a place which celebrates life ( and death). Great monuments, sad, touching, glorious. Must visit place for Santiago.

Thank Accrington155
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