Opened in 1821 by Bernardo O’Higgins, in its 86 acres lies the remains of relevant actors in the political and cultural history of Chile, as the ex presidents, Salvador Allende and Eduardo Frei Montalva; Andrés Bello, Violeta Parra and Victor Jara, among others. Despite it was not a place of detention, the cemetery stands as a witness of the dictatorship, inside is the “Patio 29”, used to secretly bury the victims of political repression. In 2006, this specific area was declared a National Monument in the category of Historical Monument.
The Memorials of the Disappeared and Political Executed testify that period and remember the victims too. Made in marble, were inaugurated in February 1994. In the left side are the names of the disappeared and on the right side, the identities of political executed.
Day and night tours are carried out.
La Paz, 1033, Recoleta.