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Address: west end of Calle Norzagaray, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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A seaside cemetery where a number of notable Puerto Ricans rest.

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Surreal cemetary

A very surreal place to visit and photograph. It sits next to the beach and El Morro fort. Very beautiful.

Reviewed 24 April 2017
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

A very surreal place to visit and photograph. It sits next to the beach and El Morro fort. Very beautiful.

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New York City, United States
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Read up on this wonderful and beautifully maintained cemetery. "It is the final resting place of many of Puerto Rico's most prominent natives and residents." - quote from WIKIPEDIA Awe-inspiring views!!

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Reviewed 16 April 2017

The Cemetery is within walking distance of the Sea Fort at the end off the island in downtown old San Juan. Most of the burial sites are in crypts due to the low water level. The cemetery is still in use today.

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Reviewed 16 April 2017

The cemetary location is the best. Right on the water, next to another attraction. So it's good to see while you're there. But I wouldn't make a special trip. Not like the cemetery in Buenos Aires with above-ground masoleums.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

This cemetery is unique in his location. Is outside the defensive walls of San Felipe Del Morro and side of the community of La Perla. This cemetery is full of history you can find the tombs of politics, musicians, painters from over 300 years. The view is spectacular to the Atlantic Ocean.You also can appreciate the religious marmol sculptures. Really... More 

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

It's surrounded by walls so unless you figure out where to go it can be tricky. The area to enter the cemetery is known to be a bad area and someone was mugged for their camera in the area just walking in the middle of the day.

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Reviewed 8 April 2017

A sombre location that is rich in the history of San Juan. I spent many hours wandering around the San Juan Cemetary viewing many of historic graves whilst contemplating their lives in colonial and pre-colonial Puerto Rico. A great spot.

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

I'm not one to peruse cemeteries, but this is a site to be seen. The mixture of contemporary and old tombs were fascinating to walk through. Surprisingly, our teens loved it!

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Located at the side of the Fort, this is a lovely structure with beautiful shore views. Various grave sites differ than what we would typically see on our mainland US.

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Reviewed 1 April 2017

If you are on your way to visit the castle take time out to wander around San Juan cemetery. Apart from it's spectacular location you will see some fantastically ornate tombs. Approaching from the old town you first get a panoramic view from the city wall. Entrance to the cemetery is through a short underpass. It occupies a site overlooking... More 

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