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Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria

Pablo Escobar’s grave in Jardines Montesacro cemetery, Itagui, Colombia. Click the photo to see it full-size. The inscription translates as:

Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria

Dec 1 1949 – Dec 2 1993

“When you see a good man try to imitate him; when you see a bad man take a look at yourself.”

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  1. Looks great! This is one of the things I didn’t get to do in Medellin and it will definitely give me a reason to go back! Such a fascinating and captivating person…

  2. It’s a little bit strange because the cemetery is not a “celebrity cemetery” like Pere Lachaise in Paris or Recoleta in Buenos Aires – it’s a regular, working cemetery with families visiting graves (we went on a Sunday). To be honest I felt a little self-conscious and out of place looking for the grave – but this being Colombia, it wasn’t a problem in the end!

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