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A beautiful and unique place

The cemetery at Tulcan is well worth a visit if crossing the border at Rumichaca. Cemeteries in... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
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Unique cemetary. Some areas surprisingly poorly maintained.

This cemetery is famous for its topiary, and rightly so. We wandered the grounds for about an hour... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
Cuenca, Ecuador
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Avenida Cotopaxi y Avenida El Cementerio, Tulcan 040102, Ecuador
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

The cemetery at Tulcan is well worth a visit if crossing the border at Rumichaca. Cemeteries in Latin America tend to put ones in Europe to shame but this one is something else. The gardens and hedges are peaceful, beautiful, charming and unique. A lovely...More

1  Thank SDRJvoy
Reviewed 12 December 2017

This cemetery is famous for its topiary, and rightly so. We wandered the grounds for about an hour. Surprisingly about one third of the topiary seemed to not have been maintained for several weeks, with stray branches making the topiary seem to have a beard....More

Thank MindStorm00
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Nice walk after a 12 hour bus ride. The shrubs are interesting. If you have time to kill its worth stopping in. Can't beat a free attraction

Thank David B
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Tulcan is the largest city in the province of Carchi, bordered on the north by Colombia and has many tourist attractions. The most important parks, which form the center of the city are Parque Isidro Ayora and Parque de la Independencia Around these two parks...More

1  Thank Dennis Davids L
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The CEMENTERIO DE TULCAN, is also called "José María Azael Franco Guerrero", it’s in Tulcán city and it is very amazing. It is was founded on 1932. On may 1984 it was declared “Patrimonio Cultural del Estado". It adress is on The Cemetery avenue and...More

1  Thank bycris960308
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Cultural heritage is one of the most visited cemeteries in Ecuador; the greatest attraction is the variety of designs in their sculptures carved in cypress. The designs range from local indigenous folklore to the exotic with figures from Roman and Egyptian mythology. The topiary in...More

Thank Arii_GarciaM
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

If you are somewhere around the border between Colombia and Ecuador just take one hour to relax a bit in that lovely place. You won't regret. It is very clean and calm. The green figures are accurately cut off the bushes and they look really...More

Thank Алексей К
Reviewed 19 May 2016

This is a fascination place to visit if you are in the area of Ipiales, Colombia. You can walk across the international bridge and catch a taxi to the cemetery. The sculpted hedges are a work of art. There is also a section for veterans.

1  Thank captcathy
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Didn't get as much time as i would have liked to see this cemetery (was on a group tour) but from what i saw it was spectacular

Thank robpeeler2
Reviewed 24 January 2016

The topiary here is just amazing. I've seen much of Latin America over the past three decades and this is certainly among the best if not the best. Also take a look at the headstones. The section with veterans from the 1941 War with Peru...More

Thank YojoaDon
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