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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  • A piece of history in Malaga. This cemetery is located just outside the Centre. Four euro entrance fee. This to help fixing up this nice piece of history. You get when paying a plastic floor plan. Middle of the cemetery a church. There are some beautiful gravestones. And remarkably different covered with shells. A bit of explanation about this cemetery can be found at Google.
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  • The English Cemetery at Malaga is an interesting little place to visit and wonder around with the maps provided. It was built to bury non catholics in Malaga.  more »
  • Disappointing from my point of view. If that is true, that it has an interesting historical and sentimental connotation, but from the point of view of the tourist much you are interested in and are passionate about Jorge Guillén and Gerald Brenan (whose graves are tombstones peeled and picked) or dedicated time to something else. In addition €4 for entry
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  • Visited in April 2016. Well mostly graves right here.... it could have been a little better if all the graves at the back of the museum were broken. It kind of looks like someone tried to dig people out.
  • Not maintained garden. Many graves piece and broken off. Poorly maintained hiking trails. Not suitable for people with a disability, steep bad paths. Definitely not worth the €4. Shame of our time.
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  • graves most routes and State abandonment despite the entrance price of 3 euros. Too bad!!!
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  • Recommended night guided tours. It has a very interesting and curious history that few citizens know
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  • It is a lovely, beautiful, despite being a cemetery place, and State of neglect that presents. In its interior is located the beautiful church Anglican Saint George, as well as a number of monumental tombs, lying so illustrious as Jorge Guillén, Joseph noble, Gerald Brenan, or Marjorie Grice-Hutchinson, among many others. So I visited this morning, February 3, 2017, and I coincided with the visit made to the same the Mayor of Malaga and the Ambassador of the United Kingdom in Spain. Arriving at home I read with satisfaction that the City Council will invest €100,000 in smoothing the cemetery, which is undoubtedly great news. The opening hours are from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 to 14 hours; general admission costs €3.
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