Cementerio General


in Santiago

More than just a graveyard, Santiago’s Cemen­terio General is a veritable city of tombs, many adorned with works by famous local sculptors. The names above the crypts read like a who’s who of Chilean history: its most tumultuous moments are attested to by Salvador Allende’s tomb and the Memorial del Detenido Desaparecido y del Ejecutado Político, a memorial to the ‘disappeared’ of Pinochet’s dictatorship.

To reach the memorial from the main entrance, walk down Av O'Higgins, turning right onto Limay for another 200m until you find Patio Recoleta Norte.