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All reviews buenos aires beautiful cemetery cypress trees loved ones above ground buried here peaceful place recoleta cemetery interesting place worth a visit walk around couple of hours nice walk local history south america chilli cemeteries
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Historic cemeteries can be great places to get in touch with and contemplate the history of a community, particulary the “good and the great” who made the community come alive through the years. There is lots to learn from reading the grave markers. Personally I’m...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited on All saints Day with many local families attending graves of their loved ones and that gave the place a particular buzz. If you don't mind a stroll through a cemetery then this is a cracker with really interesting and highly decorative mausoleums some...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'm not a cemetery connoisseur, but was an interesting walk around. A variety of moseleum and graves.

Thank DmitryYes3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide said this was in the top eight cemeteries in the world. Didn't know there was a league, however it's very impressive. In general the individual plots are less impressive than those in la recoletta but the cemetery overall is more imposing and stylish....More

Thank 8MikeM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not your average cemetery, A lot of thought goes in to each family's design for the architecture of their monument, or tomb. They keep the grounds very clean and maintained, and the rows of trees carefully groomed. It's a nice place to walk...More

Thank Steve_M_Burns
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A time capsule. This place captures the social history of immigration to Chile - so many cultural icons of pan-European settlement, as well as the touching personal memories of families past and present. Worth taking time to walk quietly around this lovely monument to love...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

This was a way to fill in some time on a Sunday when nothing much else was happening in Punta Arenas. This is like no other cemetery I’ve ever seen. There is a real mix of ornate elaborate tombs of the wealthy and simple plots...More

Thank Robin P
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Luckily we had a local guide to point out the interesting history of this place that has magnificent mausoleums right down to humble graves. Most striking are the sculptured cypresses that line the main avenues. Be sure to visit the memorial to the Unknown Indian,...More

1  Thank Aglassortwo
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Nicely manicured 'gumdrop' trees, and old money tombs. Definitely worth a stop if you have an hour or two.

1  Thank Bruce F
Reviewed 25 July 2018

You will spend between 30 minutes and 1 hour here (it could be more if you are into architecture). It is interesting to take a look at the designs, and the trees are absolutely gorgeous.

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Response from Judy B | Reviewed this property |
Regular daytime hours all days. The cemetery is used frequently by locals and we saw a brief service there while waiting for a taxi. Worth the visit since we don't have anything like this in Ontario Canada. Good for two... More
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Response from Judy B | Reviewed this property |
Yes - but it is a longer walk. We hiked everywhere, so it was no problem for us in the downtown area. Even if you walk slowly, it is a worthwhile visit for Canadians who have not seen this type of monumental cemetery.
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