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This huge cemetery is organized like a small town with many numbered rows, all stacked with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lesly D
Vancouver, Canada

Walking around the various stacks of burial spots in walls, on the ground, row after row was... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Calgary, Canada
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Avenida Baptista, La Paz, Bolivia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This huge cemetery is organized like a small town with many numbered rows, all stacked with hundreds of small crypts. Most of them have objects attached, such as food, flowers, or trinkets. While I was there many people were paying their respects to the dead,...More

Thank Lesly D
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Walking around the various stacks of burial spots in walls, on the ground, row after row was interesting but repetitive. Many graves had everything from holy objects and statues to also toys, dishes and of course flowers. The site was massive but we didn't realize...More

Thank Usia2014
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Other than large mausoleums for prominent people or familes, most of the burial spots are primarily in the wall, stacked on top of each other. Very interesting and huge!!

Thank Wendy A
Reviewed 12 December 2017

The best view of the cemetery is from above in the teleferonica. Can walk around but a bit same same.

Thank Drew M
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Clearly the cemetery is worth a visit at any day of the year, but on the 2nd of November, All Souls’ Day, when entire families pay their respect to family members who passed away, it is a ‘must’! The ‘Red Line’ of the cable-car system...More

Thank onderweg66
Reviewed 6 September 2017

It can be named as an historic place in La Paz, many presidents and historic figures are in the General Cementery. In halloween night there are guided tours inside

Thank Abraham M
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We went there as part of the red cap extended tour. It is a huge place. Very colorful and decorated graves. Nice graffiti. Watched a funeral with a guitar singer

Thank IamZozo
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is probably one of the most distinctive cemeteries that I've been to. Usually these are somber, quiet places. This one, however, is quiet lively. On both occasions that I visited it was very busy. People were not only visiting graves, but cleaning them, leaving...More

Thank Barkervillegirl
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I found the cemetery via the red teleferico line as the middle station is right near the back entrance to the cemetery. If you're in the city a few days it is worth visiting to see how people in La Paz honour the dead. The...More

Thank emily t
Reviewed 13 September 2016

General graveyard is famous by its famous people buried there. Presidents, writers, poets, and bolivian héroes. This place has a guided tour at the Halloween night. Around the cementery there is also the bus station to travel to Copacabana bay and Titikaka lake, and Tihuanacu...More

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13 October 2015|
Response from Abi B | Reviewed this property |
If you have a couple of friends to go with, better. Go during the day, ask for permission to take pictures. It is safe, but as in with any croud you need to be careful of pick pockets.