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Cementerio General (General Cemetery)

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Definitely worth a visit

Santiago's Cementerio General is not as famous as the Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aries, but it... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Ryan W
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Santiago, Chile
Cool Area

Cool area. A good spot to take pictures and walk around. I do regret not taking the night time... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Curtez151
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Santiago, Chile
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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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Avenida La Paz | Recoleta, Santiago 8431579, Chile
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

Santiago's Cementerio General is not as famous as the Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aries, but it should be. It is huge and beautiful and fascinating, both artistically and historically. All but 2 of Chile's presidents are buried here in addition to many other famous Chileans....More

Thank Ryan W
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Cool area. A good spot to take pictures and walk around. I do regret not taking the night time ghost tour which I heard was very good and highly recommended. I just did not hav time.

Thank Curtez151
Reviewed 7 August 2018

take good shoes and hat if you go in summer . I have gone there serveral times and discover treasures

Thank LILY CAROLA G
Reviewed 1 August 2018

This cemetery is fantastic. There are so many beautiful mausoleums, statues, and other buildings in here it's impossible to describe. From what I understand you can pay for an official tour and they will take you to the main highlights and different older areas dating...More

Thank VatoNurse
Reviewed 29 July 2018

One of the most memorable visits to a cemetery full of history, legend and theatrics! Our Guide presented all with a touch of sincerity coupled with humor. Just an unforgettable experience. If you miss this cementery you will never understand what it is to be...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Whether you're a stroller, a photog, a history buff, an architecture lover or an a Reader's Digest anthropologist, if you have not visited the General Cemetery, you have not really been to Santiago. A large part of the people who are part of the nation's...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

My reason for the visit were Victor Jara, Violetta Para, and Salvador Allende. It was so worth it, and making it even more special was that there was a funeral at that moment were they were singing Gracias a la vida. I couldn't stop my...More

Thank MereiV
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Main reason for visit was to see the grave of President Salvador Allende. We arrived via the main gate and asked at the information Centre if there was a map and was told he had none, so tried to wing it. After walking around for...More

Thank George P
Reviewed 7 March 2018

This General Cemetery was easy to get to being adjacent the local subway station. The Cemetery covers several square kilometres and offers a vast difference in final resting places. In some areas the graves are stacked metres high in multistory "highrise" graves whereas in the...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

In this interesting place you could also see the history of Chile and the different periods of the recent history. Also nice to visit the tombs of poet Neruda or composer Violeta Parra, plus the hard section of missing people from the dictatorships period... Worth...More

Thank Jose Rafael L
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