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This cemetery in the northern part of the city reveals a lot about traditional Chilean society. Through the lofty stone arches of the main entrance are well-tended paths lined with marble mausoleums and squat mansions belonging to Chile's wealthy families. The 8- or 10-story "niches"—concrete shelves housing thousands of coffins—resemble middle-class apartment buildings. Their inhabitants lie here until the rent runs out and they are evicted. Look for former President Salvador Allende's final resting spot; a map at the main entrance to the cemetery can help you find it. Ninety-minute Historic Heritage Tours in Spanish run weekdays at 10 am and 3 pm. General tours are weekdays (except Wednesday) by prior arrangement and last 90 minutes. Three 75-minute night tours are available at 8 pm for kids and adults. All tours require reservations and cost 2,500 pesos.

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Av. Prof. Alberto Zañartu 951
Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan  8420000, Chile

2-2637–7800

http://tour.cementeriogeneral.cl

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