PHOTO REPORT: Cementerio General: An open-air museum in San José
The first president of Costa Rica, some of the country’s most important artists, scientists and politicians, and even a North American in charge of finishing the construction of the Atlantic railroad all rest at Costa Rica’s biggest cemetery, the Cementerio General.
Located on San José’s southern edge on Avenida 10 between calles 22 and 24, the cemetery was built in 1845 and occupies 80,662 square meters of land.
Considered an open-air museum, it has the biggest collection of funerary art in the country including statues, tiles and stained-glass windows. Some mausoleums display a mix of neocolonial and neo-Gothic architecture.
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