Monday, 17 November 2014

Saint John the Baptist Cemetery, Rio de Janeiro

Cemitério São João Batista, Brazil — The ancient sages said that the best way to learn the history of the city and its features - it's like a cemetery. Currently, many cemeteries different countries assigned to the rank of historical sights. These sites are part of the culture of grief of a city and can tell a lot about the past, certain settlements. It is such a unique place Sao Joao Batista cemetery in Rio de Janeiro. Sao Joao Batista cemetery is one of the most popular places of sorrow in the world. So this place has become popular because of the unique ancient architectural monuments that you can see here. Silence, humility and awareness that life is finite - all this can be felt in any cemetery.

The Cemetery of St. John the Batista is the only cemetery in the South Zone of the city. The first burial in the cemetery of Sao Joao Batista held on December 4, 1852.
Saint John the Baptist Cemetery, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
The Cemetery of St. John the Batista is the only cemetery in the South Zone of the city. The first burial in the cemetery of Sao Joao Batista held on December 4, 1852. It was a little girl Rozaura, who was only four years old. Today the cemetery has expanded greatly, and it found its last rest many celebrities. Famous graves are so many that the cemetery’s even got a nickname – the “graveyard of the stars.”  [First Image credit Karla Lopez]

The Cemetery of St. John the Batista is the only cemetery in the South Zone of the city. The first burial in the cemetery of Sao Joao Batista held on December 4, 1852.
Image credit Karla Lopez

There are also the crypts of the Brazilian Academy of Letters , the Brazilian soldiers killed during the First World War , Airmen from Brazil, the sailors of the Battleship São Paulo killed during the Revolution of 1924 and veterans of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force (BEF).

The Cemetery of St. John the Batista is the only cemetery in the South Zone of the city. The first burial in the cemetery of Sao Joao Batista held on December 4, 1852.
Image credit Artur Vítor Iannini

The cemetery occupies a vast area, and facing the Rua General Polidoro, 333.5 meters, extending from that front until the strands of Morro de São João, and on the flat surface of 183,123 square meters. Inside the ground passes channeled Rio Berquó. Thus, Sao Joao Batista - a unique historical site, which keeps a history of the various personalities and impresses with its "decoration".

The Cemetery of St. John the Batista is the only cemetery in the South Zone of the city. The first burial in the cemetery of Sao Joao Batista held on December 4, 1852.
Image credit Artur Vítor Iannini

The Cemetery of St. John the Batista is the only cemetery in the South Zone of the city. The first burial in the cemetery of Sao Joao Batista held on December 4, 1852.
Image credit Artur Vítor Iannini

The Cemetery of St. John the Batista is the only cemetery in the South Zone of the city. The first burial in the cemetery of Sao Joao Batista held on December 4, 1852.
Cemitério de São João Batista in Rio de Janeiro. Image credit Maciej Dudzik

The Cemetery of St. John the Batista is the only cemetery in the South Zone of the city. The first burial in the cemetery of Sao Joao Batista held on December 4, 1852.
Image credit Artur Vítor Iannini

The Cemetery of St. John the Batista is the only cemetery in the South Zone of the city. The first burial in the cemetery of Sao Joao Batista held on December 4, 1852.
Image credit Artur Vítor Iannini

The Cemetery of St. John the Batista is the only cemetery in the South Zone of the city. The first burial in the cemetery of Sao Joao Batista held on December 4, 1852.
Image credit Artur Vítor Iannini

The Cemetery of St. John the Batista is the only cemetery in the South Zone of the city. The first burial in the cemetery of Sao Joao Batista held on December 4, 1852.
Image credit Barbara Eckstein

The Cemetery of St. John the Batista is the only cemetery in the South Zone of the city. The first burial in the cemetery of Sao Joao Batista held on December 4, 1852.
Image credit Shane MacClure

Source — Wikipedia

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