Casares Cemetery

Casares Cemetery

Casares Cemetery
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Turista-Inglesa
Estepona, Spain29,466 contributions
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An andalusian cemetery can be heartbreaking.

All those niches close by, huddled together. It's not like an English cemetery where there's space to breathe between one grave and the next.

If the gate is open, it's worth venturing in, respectfully, reverently, don't take in dogs or small children, and walk around in silence, pondering on the mortality of mankind.
Written January 22, 2020
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Malcolm McD
Glasgow, UK449 contributions
We visited this cemetery and strolled around. It was beautifully maintained and very interesting. Commanded wonderful views over the surrounding countryside.
Written September 7, 2020
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Ian C
London, UK23,970 contributions
Couples
If your town is perched on the top of a rocky crag, where do you bury your loved ones? There is no soft soil, so you have to create a cemetery which goes upwards and creates a white-painted facility which is also space-efficient, while creating the correct environment for burying the dead and then caring for their graves. Judging by how well-maintained this cemetery is, it seems to still be very much part of the cultural and family heritage of the town. There are still spare "plots" available and new ones have been built, reflecting how important this is in the life of the town.

This is a place to wander quietly, to reflect on life and to feel the history and the achievements of the people buried here.
Written November 17, 2015
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Duquesadiner
Glasgow, UK1,403 contributions
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If you are visiting the Estepona, Casares or Manilva principalities on the Costa del Sol then a visit to the old village of Casares is a must. One of many white washed villages in Andalucia, this one ranks near the top. Parking is free on the periphery of the village and you can walk to the centre where there are a few bars and restaurants. You will need to wear appropriate footwear if you intend venturing up to the cemetery and other historical attractions at the top of one of the two hills that the village is built on. It is worth the effort, the cemetery is interesting and quite different from anything you will see in the UK. All of the graves are above ground and the gardens are beautifully maintained. Be aware that it is closed on a Saturday which I find quite unusual. The views from here are magnificent as well. Also, keep an eye out for vultures using the air thermals to glide around the area in search of food.
Written April 3, 2019
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AvidTraveler12
Winchester, UK1,622 contributions
Couples
Situated on the highest point in Casares is the cemetery. Normally when I have visited a cemetery it consists of graves and people buried in the ground. Here there are long thick walls and individuals are placed in the walls. Interesting........ local culture.
Written October 18, 2018
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Tony G
Cricklade, UK860 contributions
Friends
Some cemeteries are cold, forbidding and unpleasant but the upper Casares Cemetery is the total opposite. Located high above the town near the castle & behind the community hall, the cemetery is cut into hilltop and cliff edge. The calm peacefulness is enhanced by the views over the walls. If I had to be laid to rest somewhere this location would be on my list. Only needs ten minutes to wander through to enjoy the tranquility and should be added to your visit to the other hilltop sites. Enjoy.
Written January 4, 2018
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camper11-11
Europe127 contributions
Couples
Because of the rocky ground the coffins are placed one above the other. Worth seeing but please be wary of photo opportunity as there will likely be mourners nearby
Written May 7, 2019
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jacwinwin
Namur, Belgium154 contributions
Couples
Typical Small Spanish Cemetery in Casares 28.1.2019
Casares is a beautiful village !
Also a nice place to view Eagles and Birds of Prey.
Written February 4, 2019
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Daver08
Billericay, UK609 contributions
Couples
A cemetery with a difference. All are buried above ground. Well looked after, very clean, very white. Quiet, peaceful location next to the ruins of the castle, at the top of the town. From the car park it looks like a long climb up to it but surprisingly it is a gentle amble thru the old streets. Great views of the countryside when you get there. Didn’t take any photos in there as I personally found it disrespectful.
Written February 1, 2019
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Jimlockard
Lyon, France571 contributions
Couples
The cemetery is near the famous castle ruins on a hilltop. The view from the far end of the beautiful cemetery is amazing - turkey vultures circling in the heights of the area mountains. The cemetery is beautifully kept and a serene and quiet place.
Written January 20, 2019
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