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“Cemetery in Malaga” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cementerio Ingles de Malaga

Cementerio Ingles de Malaga
Avenida de Pries, 1, 29016 Malaga, Spain
+34 952 223 552
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Ranked #25 of 80 Attractions in Malaga
Type: Cultural
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Owner description: The Cemetery, situated in the heart of the city of Malaga is the last resting place of many notable figures from the English, Spanish and Foreign Communities settled in or visiting Andalucia and particularly the Costa del Sol. The burials that have taken place over the years provide a unique historical record of the British and other Protestant Christian communities who have resided on the Costa del Sol since 1831.
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“Cemetery in Malaga”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This site is slightly off the tourist track & to be honest if you have been to some of the "Grand Cemetery" sites around the world - especially South America - you will be disappointed. Lack of funds, (all work done from donations) make this site feel very neglected. That said, take a walk around to view some of the old grave sites & the shell covered burial plots of the children. Talk to the Gatekeeper for some extra information

Visited October 2013
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Marbella, Andalucia, Spain
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“Little bit of England in a wonderful peaceful setting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

This chapel is very interesting with the fantastic people that have been laid to rest in the grounds of this little English church. It completely survives on the kindness of the public and the British Royal Navy when they come into Malaga harbour for a few days, they assist in cleaning up the graves and the gardens. Do see it if you have the time it's a wonderful place!! It's close to the bullring and the beach !

Visited March 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Pleasant resting place of many children and people. There is a high traumatic death rate for many of its occupants and there is a little book you can buy in the entry lodge for 5 euros describing their stories. Most moving are the small shell graves of the children, many of whom died from infectious diseases. One family buried 3 young children here. They were from Shewalton Ayrshire. Although originally designed as a graveyard for English Protestants this site is home to several nationalities and religions.

Visited June 2013
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“Are You Dying to Take a Look at the Cementario Ingles?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

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.

Visited April 2013
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“Lovely historical site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Amazing how large the area is inside. Very interesting. Lovely peaceful gardens in the centre of Malaga. Nice to then walk to the new port or Old Town.

Visited February 2013
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