The English Cemetery, founded in 1831, is quite close to the centre of the city, across the road and east of the Plaza de Toros. You enter it through a large gate with the sign, Saint George's Anglican Church on tiles on the left side. A pamphlet in Spanish is available on the right as you enter and one in English is available from the volunteer. Entrance fee is suggested as one Euro. They should charge more!
Being on a hillside adds to its charm and as you climb up the steep path it is easy to forget you are in a city.
I was interested in seeing the grave of Jorge Guillen, the prolific Spanish poet, winner of the 1976 Cervantes Prize who was a member of the Generation of '27 (along with Federico Garcia Lorca and Spanish Nobel Laureate 1977 Vicente Aleixandre). It was sad to see his grave so neglected with grasses growing around it. Guillen's second wife, Irene Mochi-Sismondi is buried in the same grave.
In the same section is the grave of the 42 men of the Imperial German Navy, who were drowned in the wreck of the Gneisenau in 1900.
The most heart-breaking part of the cemetery is theThe Inner Cemetery built in 1831 which contains the little shell graves of children and babies.
The Irish rebel, Robert Boyd's grave is over in the corner of the Inner Cementery keeping them company. He was executed in 1831 for his part in the uprising for the liberal cause with General Torrijos. As a non- Roman Catholic, his body was saved from the custom of the day was of being dumped on the beach at the low water mark at the mercy of dogs and the sea.
The Finnish writer Aarne Viktor Haapakoski a.k.a. "Outsider" is buried highest on the hill of the cementery just above the graves of the English writers, Gerald Brenan and Gamel Woolsey.
The quaint little Saint George's Anglican Church was built as a lodge temple and converted to a church in 1891.
As you walk toward the church, the economist and author, Marjorie Grice-Hutchinson's grave is on the left. Her detailed history of the cementery is available in the Gatehouse for 5 Euros.
The English Cementery is one of the many lovely and interesting places to see in Malaga, and somewhere I would return.
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