Cementerio del Norte, Montevideo

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Cementerio del Norte
Details
Established 1929
Location Burgues 4259
Montevideo
Country  Uruguay
Type municipal
Owned by Intendencia de Montevideo
Location in Montevideo

Cementerio del Norte is the largest cemetery in Montevideo, Uruguay, and also the largest green park area of the city. It is located in the barrio of Casavalle in the northern-central part of the city, about 7 kilometres from the centre. To the southwest is Parque Luis Rivero and the barrio of Aires Puros. The barrio of Las Acacias lies to the east.

History[edit]

The cemetery was established in 1929.[1] Germans who were killed in battle at sea during World War II are buried in the cemetery.[2]

Description[edit]

The cemetery is noted for its circular "coiled" system of grave alignment in the large expanse to the north of the site. There is however a regular burial ground to the southwest of this circular patterned main site.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saratsola, Osvaldo (1 January 2005). Función completa, por favor: un siglo de cine en Montevideo. Ediciones Trilce. p. 131. ISBN 978-9974-32-401-5. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Burford, Tim (2010). Uruguay. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 77. ISBN 978-1-84162-316-0. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 

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Coordinates: 34°50′29″S 56°10′42″W / 34.84139°S 56.17833°W / -34.84139; -56.17833