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Cementerio General de San Jose

Calle 24 y 26 en la Avenida 10, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Incredible example of Costa Rican cemetary

We went here in 2015 and were fascinated by the tombs & mausoleums - some are 'over the top'. Huge... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Alf H
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Enderby, British Columbia, Canada
Costa Rican history in a nutshell

People are buried here since the late 18th century. Most are of Spanish origine, but you also see... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
Robert937
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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17 Feb 2017
“Incredible example of Costa Rican cemetary”
24 Jan 2017
“It's a cemetery.”
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Calle 24 y 26 en la Avenida 10, San Jose, Costa Rica
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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.

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

1  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
Reviewed 17 March 2015

this is a traditional latin cementery. Nothing else to say, but it has nice sculpture and mausoleos though.

Thank Criscr92
Reviewed 10 December 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...More

1  Thank ed4_vida_rica
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