La Almudena cemetery, Madrid

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The Cementerio de Nuestra Señora de La Almudena is a cemetery in Madrid, Spain. It is the largest in Madrid and one of the largest in Western Europe. The number of people buried is estimated to be about five million, larger than the population of Madrid itself, since it was the main cemetery for the entire city from 1884 to 1973, and from the 1920s was almost the only one for the majority of the population of Madrid.
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  • I have brought a disappointment by checking the State d abandonment and dirt where the cemetery is located tombs mediated open, leaves and papers including, flowers in a State of putrefaction, finally a complete abandonment. To who has the authority to care for this place where is supposed to be gathering and delight in the beauty of his sculptures? If it is City Hall, already I could deal with places as emblematic as the cemetery of the Almudena and the like. Gentlemen, put the batteries and take action.
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  • One of the cemeteries with more history of Madrid in the are buried hundreds of famous people, a place full of history, is worth a visit it if you like art and history.
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  • My wife and I we were in a guided tour during the week of the architecture, enbla first week of October. It is incredible that a walk through a cemetery is so interesting. They are really 3 cemeteries, the former is the epidemics, entering by the Avd Daroca, in front of the civilian, who is the second cemetery, and finally of the Almudena entering from the square. Apart from knowing the stories of the characters there are buried, there are monuments amazing, as the mausoleum of the last of Philippines, a tomb sculptured by Benlliure, and an endless number of cemeteries that are notable works of architecture. It is noteworthy that all the cemetery project, as well as the majestic entrance, Chapel and annexed buildings, are realmentebla most important Madrid and pure modernist work. Walking by the cemetery of epidemics and the civilian is a lesson in architecture and sculpture. It is a pity that there are no more tours and is more documented.
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  • Over five million people are buried, stacked and stored as ashes in Madrid’s biggest graveyard. Its size and layout make it feel like more of a city than a cemetery – it has a historic centre, named streets, and neighbourhoods with different characters. You’ll find upmarket areas with mansions for the rich and famous, detached houses, workers’ apartment blocks, the poor neglected parts of the city and, last but not least, an anarchist squat. La Almudena might not seem like an obvious sight to see – if, arguably, a sight at all – but its history, stunning sculptures and surprisingly abundant wildlife make this cemetery worth a visit.
  • Enormous cemetery where many famous we buried. Some parts seem completely abandoned.
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  • The best place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the capital. Quiet, spacious, with numerous tombs and mausoleums of illustrious and famous. Best of all are the cats that roam freely, since dogs are not allowed. There is a Museum of carriages of very interesting burial, the chapel which is beautiful and the garden of remembrance to deposit the ashes of loved ones. It is a different place to spend a morning, afternoon or day.
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  • A must for an afternoon of funerary architecture. A walk among the stone Angels
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