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Cemitério São João Batista

This cemetery, the only one in south of Rio de Janeiro, forms a formidable maze full of graves, mausoleums and statues.

Dating back to 1852, Cemitério São João Batista shows a great variety of architectural and artistic styles. Neoclassical, eclectic, neo-gothic, and art-deco all come together in the 45 acres the cemetery occupies. Famous Brazilian presidents, entertainers, musicians (including Antonio Carlos Jobim!), sportsmen, and servicemen can all be found buried here. The hundreds, if not thousands of graves are placed close together between the pathways, creating a veritable maze to explore and get lost in.


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