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Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery

Located outside the walls of Fort San Felipe del Morro, Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis is central to the traditional Puerto Rican beliefs of the separation of life and death. Construction began in 1863 and it’s location was selected to symbolize the spirit’s journey over the Atlantic Ocean. Many prominent citizens are interred in the cemetery. Today it is a national landmark and a popular tourist attraction. On this day clouds shadowed the city beyond, but let bright sunshine highlight the cemetery.

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