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Cementerio General

Avenida Baptista, La Paz, Bolivia
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2nd of November

Clearly the cemetery is worth a visit at any day of the year, but on the 2nd of November, All... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
onderweg66
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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A lot of history around you

It can be named as an historic place in La Paz, many presidents and historic figures are in the... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Abraham M
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Avenida Baptista, La Paz, Bolivia
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 14 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 15 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

Thank 123abrahamm
Reviewed 1 March 2016

It is a very scary place , you can see very old gravestones .. walk 2 hours and not end..come back soon

Thank EvanThmpsn
Reviewed 25 January 2016

if you go with a good cultural guide... walking around cementery would be so fantastic, you would learn so much about the history of La Paz.

Thank Miguel C
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Big and nice cemetery where you find also a marked and departure of public buses to the Titicaca lake, Sorata with cordillera Apolobamba and the nacional park Ulla Ulla on the peruvian borderline. Known for his condor population.

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 20 December 2015

I went to the cemetery on November 2nd, Day of the Dead. On this day a large proportion of the city comes to pay their respects and there are long queues to enter. It is fascinating to observe the rituals and was well worth a...More

Thank TravellerDWM
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MaryG_from_Toronto
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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.
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