We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Plaza Pedro Anzures, Sucre, Bolivia
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
US$44.00*
and up
Small-Group Sucre City Walking Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 139 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A pleasant surprise

I was a tad dubious about visiting a cemetery, but once there I was glad I made the choice to go. It is beautifully set out, with charming walkways and nice open sitting areas. At... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robert M
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

139 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 54: English reviews
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was a tad dubious about visiting a cemetery, but once there I was glad I made the choice to go. It is beautifully set out, with charming walkways and nice open sitting areas. At the front are the opulent family crypts, obviously of the well to do. They are well worth a look as many are beautiful as well... More 

Helpful?
Thank Robert M
South America
Level Contributor
128 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This cemetery has many impressive mausoleums and some beautiful statuary. I was impressed by the abundance of shady trees, which gave the area a very park like feel. The front section has the old graves and mausoleums, while further back are more modern, humble graves.

Helpful?
Thank Barkervillegirl
Level Contributor
138 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The General Cemetery of Sucre is a beautiful place to visit and offers some good insight on the history of Sucre and Bolivia and Sucre's relationship to La Paz. The guide we had was great - definitely a bit biased and am not convinced most of what he said was fact but to me it was more interesting to hear... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank JosephMcGhee
Woodbridge, Virginia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017

it is national cementary, couple bolivian presidents are buried there. college students give a tour thru it. you may pay them 35 bolivian pesos, you may contact them with security guard in the front gate; also has a special part for the jewish who died during the world war 2.

Helpful?
Thank palabrayluz
Level Contributor
238 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

I always visit the cementery when I am in Sucre and I tend to bring friends when they visit Bolivia and Sucre for the first time. This is a nice, cultural experience revealing the socioeconomic differences in society. If you are lucky, you might see a funeral procession.

Helpful?
Thank Marita B
Slavkov u Brna, Czech Republic
Level Contributor
24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Amazing place to visit. There are few sections where you can see a pretentious tombs for rich people as well as poor graves. Important place for locals who follow the catholic traditions.

Helpful?
Thank Katerina905
Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
146 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

It's not the top sight in Sucre, but at the end of the day you may want to walk from the Plaza to the Cemetery and especially stroll through the more ancient part, boosting impressive mausoleums. The walk there is safe enough if you leave your valuables in your hotel and do not display signs of wealth. Once inside, there... More 

Helpful?
Thank GypsyKingBrussels
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
199 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful cemetery with greatly designed tombs. There are all kinds of structures present. It is also a nice place to just sit on a bench and relax and read a book In the sun.

Helpful?
Thank François V
Level Contributor
85 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

When my Spanish teacher and I were tired of walking she picked this cemetery because she knew it was a quiet and peaceful place to continue our lesson. It's the nicest cemetery I've ever been in and I didn't feel uncomfortable being there because they hold a different regard for the dead and this cemetery was treated like a park.

Helpful?
Thank Robert N
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
195 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The locals of Sucre adore their cemetery for some strange reason. Tombs vary from small niches to elaborate edifices. A number of Bolivian presidents are buried here, so it is worth a visit, if you want to pay homage to them. There is a section dedicated to dead children. It is sad to see that some never survived a day... More 

Helpful?
Thank colin_matthew

Travellers who viewed General Cemetery also viewed

Sucre, Chuquisaca Department
Sucre, Chuquisaca Department
 

Been to General Cemetery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from General Cemetery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?