Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery, San Juan

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Wander through Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery, a final resting place of many prominent Puerto Ricans. Established in 1863 and named after Saint Maria Magdalena de Pazzi, the colonial-era cemetery is situated in the old part of town beside the city's landmark fortress. Surrounded by the tall fort walls and overlooking the Atlantic, the cemetery offers expansive ocean views. Roam the grounds and explore marble tombs, mausoleums, and ornate headstones, many belonging to notable local politicians, writers, and artists. Plan to see Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery and other attractions that appeal to you using our San Juan trip itinerary builder app.
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Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery reviews

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  • This cemetery is really picturesque from a distance. The chapel and monuments really stand out against the blue of the sky and sea. However, when walking through there is a sad amount of trash and... 
    This cemetery is really picturesque from a distance. The chapel and monuments really stand out against the blue of the sky and sea. However, when walking through there is a sad amount of trash and...  more »
  • Located next to the dark fort and with background of the see the mostly white tombstones make the view of this place extremely vivid. The cemetery is still in use. 
    Located next to the dark fort and with background of the see the mostly white tombstones make the view of this place extremely vivid. The cemetery is still in use.  more »
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  • What a beautiful cemetery! We were on a tour so we didn’t get to walk around in it. It is very old and has some beautiful headstones. Enjoy the photos and may they R.I.P.
  • Really appreciate the art work and you get absorbed into the history of the location. Breathtaking reality

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