Cemetery of Our Lady of Health

Cemetery of Our Lady of Health

Cementerio de Nuestra Señora de la Salud

The cemetery of Our Lady of Health was first designed in 1804, during an epidemic of yellow fever, but the lack of economic means and the regression of the epidemic made the authorities withdraw. The construction of the cemetery was in compliance with the Decree issued in Madrid by José I Bonaparte dated March 4, 1809. These works began on October 29, 1810 and finished on June 8, 1811, costing 51.233 reales and 27 maravedises.

After going through various vicissitudes, caused by political comings and goings during the reign of Fernando VII, it was consolidated as one of the stable and permanent cemeteries of the city from 1833. From this year on burials began in the cemetery.

Inside the cemetery there are still some eclectic aesthetic pantheons, in various conditions, built in the last third of the nineteenth century. The combination of architecture, relieve and sculptures make up a plastic group where the aesthetics of late nineteenth century funerals can be seen.

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Guide to the Cemetery of Our Lady of Health: Click here to download