Considering Sao Paulo is a relatively young city (1771), the some of the graveyards of the city are surprisingly large and incredibly elaborate. A morbid fascination, I admit, but Brazilians, like many Old World European cultures, place great value and importance on remembering their dead.
Cemitério do Araçá:
This cemetery was established in 1887 and covers 222,000 square meters (137,000 square miles.) It is home to the Masoleum of the Military Police of Sao Paulo.
Cemitério da Consolação:
This is the oldest operating cemetery in Sao Paulo. The graveyard is full of works of art created by world famous sculptures, such as Rodolfo Bernardelli, Victor Brecheret, Bruno Giorgi and Antonio Celso de Menezes, all hired to decorate the graves of the important and elite. There is even an art tour offered at this cemetery.
Cemitério São Paulo:
This was established for the overflow crowd of aristocrats and opened in 1926. It is also home to the works of many famous sculptors such as Victor Brecheret Galileo Emendabili and Luigi Brizzolara.