If you are anywhere near the Bullring in Málaga, take the opportunity to look in on the English Cemetery. It is about a 10-15 minute walk from the Port and the Alameda Principal and 5 minutes or less from the Bullring. If you are visiting by car, it has a small area for parking inside, but on your way up get a leaflet from the gatehouse, it will give you a little background on the cemetery. It is a peaceful oasis within the bustle of Málaga with many wild flowers and random plantings in amongst the graves. Some areas are becoming somewhat overgrown as it is wholly dependent upon donations, receiving nothing in the way of public grants or support. Even the volunteer at the gatehouse is unpaid, so every donation is vital for the upkeep. They consider a donation of a euro reasonable, but I feel they are undervaluing the cemetery.
The earliest grave dates from 1831 with many notable people of Protestant Christian communities having been buried there. Of these, not all are British. There is a walled section within the cemetery, with a gated entrance, noticeable by having graves with shells laid over the top of them. These are the graves of children, a somewhat poignant touch adding to the charm of this place.
In the grounds there is built an unusual lodge temple which was subsequently converted to a church in 1891.
The opening times are a little different to the usual as the cemetery is open from Tuesday to Sunday between 10:30am to 2:00pm, except that on Sunday it closes one hour earlier.
Definitely a place to re-visit periodically.
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