Barrio Recoleta


Cemeterio General

Historically important cemetery


Why You'll Love It

If you seek out cemeteries, Santiago’s Cementerio General belongs on your list. Historically important—most of Chile’s presidents, including Salvador Allende, are buried here—but the resting place of ordinary people as well.
It isn’t kept up everywhere, but I thought that this added to the somber atmosphere.

You will also find the Memorial del Detenido Desaparecido y del Ejecutado Político, remembering those disappeared and executed by the Pinochet regime.

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The Details


Cemeterio General, Profesor Alberto Zañartu 951 Lafayette 1705, Av. Recoleta 1490, 8431579 Recoleta, Región Metropolitana, Chile



Know Before You Go

This cemetery remains in use, and you will likely see mourners

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