Cementerio General
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TravelerToo
54 contributions
Mar 2023
I love street art and the concentration of good and interesting art at the General Cemetery of La Paz is fantastic. I was fortunate to be with a guide who explained a lot about how this largest cemetery in Bolivia (all of South America?) works and the importance of certain holiday rituals involving skulls of the dear. I plan to go back to be sure I didn’t miss any of the art. Strange but interesting.
Written 29 March 2023
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,769 contributions
Sept 2019 • Solo
When there's life, there's death. This cemetery is poignantly beautiful and is a must visit to see the other aspect of the culture here.
Written 6 June 2020
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mat_ldn
London, UK162 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
A hidden gem on La Paz's map. Definitely interesting to see and spend some time walking around. And if you find cemeteries creepy, this one has plenty of colourful murals to make you feel more relaxed.
Written 16 December 2019
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Peter
Antwerp, Belgium8,203 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
City of the dead, city within the city of La Paz. The small windows of the graves offer an insight into the lives of the deceased people. Interesting market in front of the main entrance.
Written 21 October 2019
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tracyrose10
Springfield, VA16 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Getting to the cemetario by the telefrico was easy. Definitely worth the visit to look at the well decorated graves and, more so, the wall art. I wish we had someone there to tell us more about it, but it was beautiful.
Written 23 April 2019
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Lesly D
Surrey, Canada494 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
This huge cemetery is organized like a small town with many numbered rows, all stacked with hundreds of small crypts. Most of them have objects attached, such as food, flowers, or trinkets. While I was there many people were paying their respects to the dead, and leaving offerings. The flower shops were doing a brisk business. It was touching to see and hear a guitarist singing happy birthday to a deceased loved one. It was obvious in what high regard the dead are held in Bolivian culture. Wandering through this cemetery is a positive way of appreciating local customs and culture.
Written 4 November 2018
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Usia2014
Calgary, Canada1,885 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Walking around the various stacks of burial spots in walls, on the ground, row after row was interesting but repetitive. Many graves had everything from holy objects and statues to also toys, dishes and of course flowers. The site was massive but we didn't realize just how large an area it actually covered till we saw it from above in the red line cable car.
Written 6 June 2018
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Wendy A
Winter Springs, FL176 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Other than large mausoleums for prominent people or familes, most of the burial spots are primarily in the wall, stacked on top of each other. Very interesting and huge!!
Written 28 May 2018
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onderweg66
Haarlem, The Netherlands14 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
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 (Teleferico), which is a ‘must’ all by itself, will bring you there.
Written 8 November 2017
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Abraham M
34 contributions
Aug 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
Written 6 September 2017
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