Cemitério de São João Batista

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Cemitério de São João Batista
Cemitério São João Batista.jpg
Main entrance of the cemetery
Coordinates22°57′32″S 43°11′17″W / 22.959°S 43.188°W / -22.959; -43.188

Cemitério de São João Batista (Saint John the Baptist's Cemetery) is a municipal necropolis originally owned and operated by the Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Rio de Janeiro (Holy House of Mercy of Rio de Janeiro), and run, since August 2014, by the private company Rio Pax.[1]

Located in the neighborhood of Botafogo, it is the only cemetery in the city's south area, the Zona Sul, and, on October 5, 2015, it became the first cemetery in Latin America to be featured in Google Street View.[2]

Notable burials[edit]

Partial view of the cemetery with the Christ the Redeemer statue in the background
Grave of Tom Jobim


  1. ^ Christina Nascimento (August 13, 2014). "Monopólio centenário no fim" (in Portuguese). Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "Cemitério São João Batista no RJ agora pode ser visto no Google Street View" (in Portuguese). October 7, 2015. Retrieved October 20, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Maarten Lambrechts. "Louis Cruls: Het leven van een Belgo-Braziliaanse astronoom, ingenieur en avonturier".

Coordinates: 22°57′32″S 43°11′17″W / 22.959°S 43.188°W / -22.959; -43.188