Cemiterio da Consolacao, Sao Paulo

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Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Cemitério da Consolação is a cemetery in São Paulo, Brazil. Located along the north side of Rua da Consolação in the district of Consolação, it was founded on 15 August 1858, with the name of Cemitério Municipal, being the city's first public graveyard.
The cemetery is known by its pieces of funerary art, with graves, statues and mausoleums built and sculpted by artists such as Victor Brecheret, Ramos de Azevedo, Luigi Brizzolara and Galileo Emendabili.

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  • Consolação features quite a few artworks, to start with. And then, the contrans between its peaceful alleys and green trees and the tall buildings and noisy streets around is just incredible.  more »
  • Walked by on my way from my hotel to the Copan building. Peeked through the monumental gate and decided to have a closer look. Absolutely fantastic as a reflection in the mirror of the history of Sao....  more »
  • Epic, gothic, not ancient but a reflection of colonial Sao Paulo
  • This cemetery is just filled with history and beautiful works of art. A number of notable Brazilians are laid to rest here, as well as some interesting folk saints, as well as ordinary citizens who elected to have their lives commemorated with really incredible head stones, scepltres, and mausoleums. Be wary near closing time, the employees have no problem locking stragglers inside and letting them call the police to be let out.
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