For centuries, people have made pilgrimages to the burial sites of religious icons and leaders. Nowadays tourists are particularly interested in the historical aspects of cemeteries or the historical relevance of their inhabitants. Cemeteries in Medellin carry a large array of famous inhabitants and their tombs, that make the cemeteries significant tourist destinations.
During the 19th century, garden cemeteries began to appear that encouraged visitors to stay and visit in the cemetery. Cemetery records have also been a way of verifying genealogical data. Making gravestone rubbings was in practice for centuries as a way of providing this documentation and appreciating the carvings on the tombstones.
If you are a grave hunter or have a passion for an enjoyment of cemeteries and the lives of celebrities such as popular musicians, politicians, narcos and history of famous deaths then this tour exclusively offered by Medellin City Services will be an unforgettable learning experience for you.
No other operator offers this unique tour full of details about the individuals who have made an impact on Medellin`s society since founded. Visit the sites, learn about their history, and appreciate the mausoleums where the most influential families rest, such as expresidents, entrepreneurs, Tango singer Carlos Gardel, Dario Gomez, writer Jorge Isaacs, Pablo Escobar, Pedro Nel Ospina, and many more.
Locals even use the numbers on their idols gravesites to buy lottery tickets and win, learn all the secrets behind this sites, facts you wont find nowhere else. Tour takes 8 hours and you are picked up at your hotel, there is free time to enjoy lunch at the restaurant of your choice (lunch at your own expense).