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Sao Joao Batista Cemetery

Rua General Polidoro, s/n | Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(21) 2527-0648
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good32%
  • Average28%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
30 Apr 2016
“Amazing walk among arhitectural tomb”
31 Dec 2014
“Art lovers, photographers, history buffs! It's a must-see”
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Rua General Polidoro, s/n | Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(21) 2527-0648
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Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Last resting place for presidents, musicians etc. Approx 25 000 tombs and 65 000 bodies buried in beautiful tombs. Like walking in the museum of architecture from colonial time. Must see - choose not so sunny day, staff may approach and prohibit photos.

Thank Kaidikrimm
Reviewed 31 December 2014

I could hardly believe what our guide was telling us: this beautiful cemetery with its amazing structures and sculptures was actually abandoned. Until recently. Now it is well kept up and treated like the historical treasure that it is. My husband and I are ardent...More

Thank Sheree Z
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Not as expansive or elaborate as Recoleta Cemetary in Buenos Aires, but impressive. Like a small city for the departed the cemetery is large and has people from all walks of life. There are some very interesting monuments and statues as well as a walkway...More

1  Thank cullasaja
Reviewed 23 June 2012

I have no idea why this cemetery isn't rated higher. It has some of the greatest tombstones I have seen. They have lots of famous people buried there (including Carmen Miranda) and it's absolutely beautiful. It was our favorite place in Rio. Some people say...More

2  Thank BaronessEast
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