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Absolutely wonderful topiary

Was blown away by the ability of the gardeners who maintain this cemetery. The topiary was... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Wayne C
Really Nice Topiary

The cemetery in Tulcan is probably the border town's main attraction. There is an extensive... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Pasto, Colombia
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Avenida Cotopaxi y Avenida El Cementerio, Tulcan 040102, Ecuador
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

Was blown away by the ability of the gardeners who maintain this cemetery. The topiary was absolutely first class. I don't think I have ever seen anything as good.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Wayne C
Reviewed 25 August 2018

The cemetery in Tulcan is probably the border town's main attraction. There is an extensive structure of topiary that lends a green, and often whimsical, flavor to the cemetery. The cemetery is well-worth visiting to see the funny green characters. It is an interesting combination...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

Eerily walk among the Dead and witness the Living landscapes that appear to have come alive from emotions of those carefully placed to rest here .

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mike B
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

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank DGGmo
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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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

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank davidbR3621IJ
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

Date of experience: February 2017
2  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

Date of experience: March 2016
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

Date of experience: March 2016
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

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Алексей К
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10 August 2018|
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Response from travellingpegs |
Thanks for info. Have decided best do the day tour from Ipiales to Tulcan. If you have hotel suggestions after your return that would be helpful. I am not going until April next year.