English Cemetery at Malaga, Malaga
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The English Cemetery in Málaga (Cementerio Inglés de Málaga), or Anglican Cemetery, or Cemetery of St George, is the oldest non-Roman Catholic Christian cemetery established on mainland Spain.History and descriptionThe English Cemetery in Málaga, where St George’s Anglican Church stands, is the result of the inspiration and concern of William Mark, who was British Consul in Málaga from 1824 until 1836. In the eight years he had lived in Málaga before his appointment as Consul, he had looked “with great disgust” on the way Protestants had to be buried on the sea shore at dead of night, because those who profess a different creed other than Catholic could not be buried in consecrated ground, namely in the parish churches, monasteries and cemeteries of Málaga.Due to his persistent efforts, Mark was finally given permission to create a permanent cemetery on the Vélez road outside the walls of the city, thanks to the Royal Order of Ferdinand VII, issued on 11 April 1830. The adjoining mortuary is now the church library.The cemetery covers over 8,000 sq. m. and contains more than 1,000 graves. The cemetery is also a botanical garden with a number of unusual specimens of trees and plants. With several well-known people buried there, it has become one of Málaga’s historical sites.During the years immediately after 1830, the cemetery was greatly extended, and in 1839–40 a “lodge temple” was built in classical style with a small chapel and incorporating the cemetery guard’s dwelling. With its fine Doric columns, this structure was adapted and enlarged in 1890–91 to become the present St George’s Anglican Church.
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  • This is a very nice little graveyard in the middle of the busy city. Founded by the English. It is often very quiet.
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  • Very interesting little cemetery near the bullring. Established by the British consul in 1875 as the first Protestant cemetery in Spain. Only Catholics could be buried on consecrated church land and P...  more »
  • It is a lovely place, perhaps somewhat abandoned,(por escasez de fondos, imagino, ya que sobrevive de donativos y de las ventas de recuerdos en su tienda, situada en la entrada) but like to go walking ever because it gives a great feeling of peace and at the same time discover that there are many famous people buried in the cemetery, as the doctor Joseph Noble whose heirs donated the Noble Hospital, located next to the plaza de toros in the paseo de Reding, very close to the cemetery. It has a small and beautiful Anglican Church in the Centre of the garden, and sometimes make rakes fundraiser and is present in the Noche en Blanco with guided tours that explain its history and its mysteries. I think that entry are only three euros. A site that should not be missed.
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