Cementerio de La Florida, Madrid

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  • In this corner of the West Park is a secluded cemetery that you don't expect. In the are buried the shot the 3 of may of 1808 and tribute is paid to them. For those who do not know the history of Madrid were executed by the troops of Napoleón Bonaparte mentioned overnight by rising up against them the previous day (being the beginning of the so-called war of independence). They were immortalized in the famous picture of Goya of the shootings of May 3rd. Before check the timetable of visit it is not frequent to be open.
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  • The cemetery of La Florida, Madrid, is located in the southwest area of the Parque del Oeste, on the street of Francisco and Jacinto Alcántara, next to the school of ceramics of Madrid, within walking distance of the Ermita de San Antonio de Florida , on the promenade of the King 3, place hidden and secluded, not worse of difficult access, need to know where is pue can go long. Drive is accessed through the toilet of Rosales and surrounding the fountain of Juan de Villanueva, down the street Francisco and Jacinto Alcántara to the beginning of the Paseo del Rey and there in the number 3 is the cemetery. Walk going behind the Hermitage of San Antonio we crossed the train tracks by the flyover and also reached the door. In it lie the remains of 43 arcabuceados by the French in the early morning of March 3, 1917 1808.Hasta cemetery was in charge of the brotherhood of the good by cession of Isabel II. By this wasting took over in 1917, the philanthropic society of Veterans national militia until today. Of the 43 killed Francisco Gallego and Davila, priest and native of Valdemoro, second sacristan of the convent of the incarnation, executed by direct order of Murat. Detainee after finding a melee weapon, is the only one identified in the box of the shootings of May 3rd Goya; It corresponds to the Friar with tonsure and gray habit. On the occasion of the restoration which was made in 2008 to commemorate the 200 years of the fact, became a Cove under the slab in the wall where the names of the buried, allowing to see the boxes where his remains rest. A plaque dedicated to Baldomero Espartero can be seen in the interior among others, that they say was President of that society. Every year I try to go 2 or 3 May to pay my respects to the buried there. It was formerly compulsory for reasons say officers, now of its own accord. The venue is small. The crypt still more, the visit of the Presidency of the community of Madrid, is forced in the celebration of this day. It is a landmark in the history of Spain and Madrid. Fortunately more and more are people know him and to honor the heroes of May 2. Philanthropic society conducts guided visits. To arrange group tours, should send an email to cementerioflorida@hotmail.com.
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  • Few people know that the shot in may 1808 and immortalized by Goya have name and surname and are here buried, near where died. The cemetery is small and is no big deal, but has an important historic value. Pity that the City Hall. Madrid not more important and spend more money to take care of a place as well. I think that it only opens in May.
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  • It is a place of worship for those of us who like the history of Spain
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  • A place unknown seeds where there is a stone in memory of the shooting of 48 people during the 19th century. The cemetery you can see along the road that leads towards the ' Hermit St Anthony of Florida on the right de just before the pedestrian overpass.
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  • Nearly hidden place within the West Park, close to the calle Rosales. In it are the remains of the heroes were shot by the uprising of May 2 against Napoleon's invading troops. It was formerly a cemetery from the bondage of the Royal Palace and surrounding gardens. Today, although belonging to the national trust, is taken care of by the Congregation of the good that militiamen National Veterans. The visit, guided, this little place (but big on national sentiment) shows us, once again, the horrors of war and the glory of those who gave their lives for the country.
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  • Is the rest of the remains of the 43 heroes of May 2, the Campo Santo is very small and the 43 shot are buried in the crypt of the Hermitage in a mass grave with a tombstone with their names.
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  • Built in 1796. In the interred in a common grave, the forty-three Patriots were shot by the French in the early morning of May 3, 1808, in Príncipe Pío mountain. In the garden that precedes the cemetery there is a tribute to the shot with a ceramic picture of Goya "the shootings of May 3, 1808" and a plate on which we can read: to the courage and heroism of a people praise his heroes. Tribute that proudly taxed them Spain. Excmo. city of Madrid. Municipal Board of Moncloa. May 1981.
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