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San Juan Cemetery

west end of Calle Norzagaray, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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“el morro” (129 reviews)
“buried here” (28 reviews)
west end of Calle Norzagaray, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

Fabulous sculptures of saints and angels, old and new tombs, famous musicians and simple stones. I love cemetaries, and this is a really good one.

Thank aliceb52pix
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Went to take some photos...and stayed for 2 hours! The view, the statues and the atmosphere where amazing.

Thank jessicaopp
Reviewed 14 March 2016

San Juan Cemetery is wedged between the lower walls of Castillo San Felipe del Morro and the Atlantic Ocean where it is elevated and protected by a wall from the water.As you leave Castillo de San Cristobal and walk towards Castillo San Felipe del Morro...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Tombs with view! stunning discovery during a walk in San Juan. Most interresting the story behind it and the colonial Burial Chapels architecture.

Thank José F
Reviewed 13 March 2016

If you are in Old San Juan you have to go to El Moro and this cemetery is right there. Like New Orleans the graves can't go far down and thus the elaborate vaults, mausoleums.

Thank RuffleScruffle
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Interesting but not exactly what I thought it might be. If you are not rushed for time take a stroll through history and the resting place of people who made it.

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful place to put a cementery. Next to the light house and directly at the coast. Just a pitty they can't enjoy the view anymore but a very scenic location.

Thank Graido
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Intreresting view as you either walk or (most likely) take the free Federal Parks tram between the two forts. You have to "look for" the site, but it is hard to miss once you focus on all the white grave sites.

Thank Tommy599
Reviewed 12 March 2016

If your have the time get down to the San Juan cementery and see the tombs of some of the most relevant people that make the history of Puerto Rico. A lot of history if you find a knowledgeable person that now Puerto Rico history...More

Thank olaurido
Reviewed 11 March 2016

When planning your day between the two forts, make sure to leave enough time to wander through here and read some of the inscriptions and dates. Make sure to have a good supply of water with you also.

Thank chrsms
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Nelly M
Does anyone know the schedule of the cemetery in San Juan? I've been calling the number on Google and I haven't had any luck getting anyone. Last time I went I attempted a few times and was never able to go in and I'm returning again in 2 weeks and would really love to enter and visit my Grandmother's tombstone, Thx for any feed back!
24 April 2017|
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Response from 18alvinb | Reviewed this property |
I was just there in Feb of this year and did not call anyone and was just able to go by the see the location. I did also see private tours and you can also store.
Neva T
We are staying at Sheraton in Old San Juan. How far to the cemetery and is it close to the fort Morro?
6 October 2015|
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Response from Sheri K | Reviewed this property |
it is right beside the Fort
We would like to take a taxi from the pier (arriving on cruise ship) to the cemetery and Castillo San Felipe del Morro. Would there be taxis available to take us back to the ship? Or is there public transportation available?
6 August 2015|
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Response from Sheri K | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is a short walk from the terminal, however when we arrived by cruise ship, there was a shuttle bus that would take you to old town and the walk is only about 5 minutes.