Medellín San Pedro Cemetery - Cementario San Pedro

The cemetery San Pedro in Medellín boasts some amazing family graves (including some former presidents) as well as a museum.

Medellin Cementario San Pedro

The cemetery is also host to full moon celebrations with live music. San Pedro cemetery was originally built in 1842 and officially became designated as a museum in 1998. It was declared a national monument in 1999 by Colombia.

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Statue Cementario San Pedro Medellín

The San Pedro Cemetery is the final resting place to some of Colombia’s most influential and historical figures. Also, the famous Tango singer Carlos Gardel was buried here temporarily between June and December of the year 1935, before his remains were sent back to his birthplace of Buenos Aires.

=> If you are in the city for a full moon, you should definitely try to go there for a night tour, they take place every 2 month, check the website below or call the cemetery to get full details.

The San Pedro Cemetery is located north of downtown Medellin and can be accessed easily from the stations Hospital (best option) and Universidad.
Location: Carrera 51 # 68 - 68

There are guided tours organised but they are only available in Spanish
Check the cemetery website for programs and more information : http://www.cementeriosanpedro.org.co

The cemetery is featured in the magnificent film Rosario Tijeras listed on our Colombian Cinema pages.
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