A walk through Valparaíso's cemeteries is not only worthwhile for its utterly fascinating, baroque antique mausoleums, but it also provides visitors with some of the best views in the city. Focus your visit on the Cemeterio de Disidentes; this is where the tombs of British and European immigrants lie, having been shunned from the principal cemeteries for not being Catholic (the reason why it is called the Cemetery of the "Dissidents"). This cemetery is by far more intriguing than the other two for its matter-of-fact gravestones spelling out often dramatic endings for (usually very young) adventurers who arrived during the 19th century. It's a short, but hearty, walk up Ecuador Street to get here, and worth the effort -- or just grab a cab.
- © Frommer's 2013
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