Cemitério São João Batista

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Cemitério São João Batista
Cemitério São João Batista 13.jpg
Partial view of the cemetery with the Christ the Redeemer statue in the background
Established 16 October 1851 (1851-10-16)
Location Rio de Janeiro
Country Brazil

Cemitério São João Batista (Saint John the Baptist Cemetery) is a private cemetery in the neighborhood of Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro owned and operated by the Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Rio de Janeiro (Holy House of Mercy of Rio de Janeiro) a charitable organization with a Catholic identity founded by the Portuguese in Rio during the colonial era. The Holy House of Mercy foundation operates the São João Batista cemetery with a permit from the municipality of Rio de Janeiro, as in Brazil cemeteries are either owned by the municipality or operated with its permission.

Notable burials[edit]

Grave of Tom Jobim


Coordinates: 22°57′32″S 43°11′17″W / 22.959°S 43.188°W / -22.959; -43.188