General Cementery of Iquitos:
One of the most peculiar cementeries around the world, maybe the most colorful one. There is no rules about designs and standards; if a boat owner dies, his family can make a cript with one his boats´s sculpts. The walls cripts have a different color each of them, each death guy or lady ; can be pink, red, orange or whatever was the favorite of the buried person. If the young lady buried loved Barbie, the famous doll, for sure you will find a kind of Barbie´s palace over her dead body.
It was builded when local goverbenment took the Jewish cementery property, during second war, and reducing this one only a minimum part of the cementery; Jewish comunity still has it´s own cementery at Iquitos, at same place, and their trying to rescue their traditions; even last 50 years less than ten dead jewish guys were buried by there.
The old Iquitos Christian cementery does not exist no more, a school, streets, Court Palace, and a big public park were builded over it (Plaza 28 area) that was the location of first Christian cementery. The current General Cementery has all this surrealism that mixes all kind of religions and egos in a very kitsch place, but for sacred issues, as dead is for many people. A very weird place to visit!!! It is located in calle Alfonso Ugarte; block number 6. 2 soles a mototaxi for going by there.