Chile

Santiago

Barrio Recoleta

Cemetery

Cemeterio General

Historically important cemetery

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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

Address

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

Cost

Free

Know Before You Go

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

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