General Cemetery, Santa Cruz

General Cemetery, Santa Cruz

On one hand, the General Cemetery is a place of sorrow and pain, but on the other hand, it is also an interesting landmark which may surprise you. It is quite unlike the cemeteries in most countries. What is so unusual about it, is the fact that when someone passes away his or her family have to pay for a vault for a period of seven years. After the time is up, the remains are buried in the ground. After the next twenty years, they are removed completely. In Santa Cruz, men are buried with their colleagues, children with other kids under a hill of white graves that are filled with different toys, poems, and more. The adults' tombs are also filled with things they loved. There is a lot to explore at this holy place, so don't miss the opportunity to visit it.

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Sight Name: General Cemetery
Sight Location: Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Landmarks Walk in Santa Cruz  

Walking Tours in Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Create Your Own Walk in Santa Cruz

Create Your Own Walk in Santa Cruz

Creating your own self-guided walk in Santa Cruz is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Museums Walk in Santa Cruz

Museums Walk in Santa Cruz

Being a tropical city with great climate, most view Sant Cruz as mainly an outdoors activities destination. However, this city has a lot of history and art as well. Santa Cruz features over 30 small museums and art galleries that may delight your eyes with impressive works by national and international artists. Take this tour to the best museums and art centers in Santa Cruz.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Landmarks Walk in Santa Cruz

Landmarks Walk in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is the most populous city and the heart of the second most populous metropolitan area in Bolivia, as well as the capital of the department of Santa Cruz. If you get the opportunity to go to Santa Cruz, your visit will not be complete without exploring its main sights. Take this self-guided walking tour to the best landmarks of Santa Cruz de la Sierra.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km