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miércoles, 1 de mayo de 2013

ELCHE OLD CEMETERY



 ELCHE OLD CEMETERY
Shot Memorial.

                                                                                            Shot Memorial.

The Old Cemetery of Elche began its activity in 1811. This year a lot of people died due to a serious epidemic disease. In its early stages, burials were performed in soil, but nowadays you can see mainly niches and mausoleums.  

Today is included in the city, though quite independently and maintaining a certain distance from the nearest houses. If you prefer arrive by bus, take the line  I,L, or K.

Main door



This cemetery is not just a place to remember those who left us. Old Cemetery of Elche is integrated into the Route of the European Significant Cemeteries, a Cultural Route of the Council of Europe. It isn´t so big or so monumental as other European cemeteries of this Cultural Route, but it´s also culture, an outdoor museum, and a quiet place to walk.


Mausoleums





Mausoleum.

                                              Mausoleum.


Vault
Vault


Garden of remembrance

                                                  Garden of remembrance.


 Remember the sleeping soul,

                            Remember the sleeping soul,
                            enliven the mind and wake up,
                            watching,
                            how life passes
                           (… how death comes, so quiet)



                                       I was what you are, you will be what I am

 
Shot Memorial

In memory of the defenders of freedom and democracy, shot in this cemetery between 1939 and 1940. Buried in a common grave, now lie in the ossuary that opens under this inscription.




Mausoleum and niches.

                                              Mausoleum and niches.




Mausoleum.

                                                Mausoleum.


Photos in a niche.

Photos in a niche.
Mausoleum.





Coordinates: 38°15'45" - 0°42'55."

                                                     Coordinates: 38°15'45" - 0°42'55."

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