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Usually we don't plan to visit cemeteries but this visit was most enlightening and interesting. You can see the care and love the people have for their departed love ones by the way they celebrate their lives and decorate the coffin niches. You learn about...More
This is the largest and most interesting cemeteries I’ve ever come across. Not a lot of people know about it. If you’re looking for a great piece of history for Cusco - find this place. Free to walk around before 5pm. You can take photos....More
We spent about an hour here. The first thing to notice is the skulls on the front gate. Two of the local kids showed us what they do to earn money when not in school. Locals will pay them a small amount of money to...More
I visited Almudena on the anniversary of my mom's death (many miles from home).
It is a beautiful (and historic) cemetery, which felt like a celebration of the lives of those buried there --- as is my impression/experience of cemeteries in Central & South America,...More
This is unlike any cemetery I have ever been to, there is a separate section for children, very sad. Per the tour guide, this is a cemetery for rich people, the land where the dead are resting is on a rental basis, if rent is...More
Visited here as part of a guided tour. One of the things I like about this particular tour company is that, besides visiting the typical tourist attractions, they also include a few quainter type of sites, of which I would classify Almudena Cemetery.
I have been intrigued by the cemeteries of New Orleans and of Buenos Aires but this was a new experience. Our guide had engaged two children to demonstrate how they take care of the glass-enclosed compartment in the families burial area. Within and toward the...More
I doubted my guide when he said the cemetery was the happiest place in town -- but it was. We visited on Sunday after church. Locals were there visiting their deceased relatives in the mausoleums. They took the favorite food and drink of the deceased...More
This is a very large cemetery with the crypts above ground. When you arrive at the cemetery, there are a bunch of kids that will come up to you. For a few bucks, they will wash the front of the tomb off with lime juice....More