Central Cemetery of Bogotá

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Central Cemetery of Bogotá
Portada Cementerio.jpg
Coordinates4°36′59″N 74°4′31″W / 4.61639°N 74.07528°W / 4.61639; -74.07528Coordinates: 4°36′59″N 74°4′31″W / 4.61639°N 74.07528°W / 4.61639; -74.07528

Central Cemetery of Bogotá (Spanish: Cementerio Central de Bogotá) is one of the main and most famous cemeteries in Colombia located in Bogotá. Houses several national heroes, poets and former Colombian presidents. It was opened in 1836 and was declared National Monument in 1984. Some of the sculptors of the mausoleums are Tenerani and Sighinolfi.

Notable interments[edit]

Cenotaph of Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada at Central Cemetery.


  1. ^ "Murió la Escultora Hena Rodríguez" [Death of Sculptor Hena Rodríguez]. El Tiempo (in Spanish). Bogotá, Colombia. 18 April 1997. Archived from the original on 22 June 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2017.

Further reading[edit]

  • (in Spanish) Calvo Isaza, Oscar Iván (1998), El Cementerio Central: Bogotá, la vida urbana y la muerte. Bogotá: Tercer Milenio Ediciones. ISBN 958-601-747-8
  • (in Spanish) Escovar Wilson-White, Alberto (2003), Guía del Cementerio Central de Bogotá. Bogotá: Alcaldía Mayor de Bogotá, Corporación La Candelaria. ISBN 958-33-4286-6

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