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Cementerio General de Santiago

Independencia, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile

About Cementerio General de Santiago

Cementerio General de Santiago is a vast cemetery in Chile’s capital which is the final resting place of many of the country’s leading political and social figures. Almost a city within a city, Cementerio General de Santiago is a labyrinth of elaborate tombs and avenues.

Amongst its over two million graves, Cementerio General de Santiago houses those of most of Chile’s former presidents including Arturo Alessandri (1868-1950), Eduardo Frei Montalva (1911-1982) and Salvador Allende (1908-1973).

Cementerio General de Santiago also has numerous monuments, such as one to the victims of the dictatorship of General Pinochet.