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Cementerio General de San Jose

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Visiting my ancestors

In going to this cemetery, I was influenced by the fact that I have family buried here. Aside from... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2018
Renee A
Buena Park, California
I always enjoy walking through cemeteries, enjoying the history

It was a very long walk through this major cemetery, I spent one hour here, and saw many... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2018
Danny G
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1 Feb 2018
“Visiting my ancestors”
26 Jan 2018
“I always enjoy walking through cemeteries, enjoying the history”
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

In going to this cemetery, I was influenced by the fact that I have family buried here. Aside from that, some of the structures are incredibly beautiful and one does wonder who they belong to. Maybe my family members knew who they were as in...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

It was a very long walk through this major cemetery, I spent one hour here, and saw many mausoleums, of famous Costa Rican Politicians, and businessmen

Thank Danny G
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.

1  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

2  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 Usia2014
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

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