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English Cemetery at Malaga

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Address: Avenida de Pries, 1, 29016 Malaga, Spain
Phone Number: +34 952 223 552
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The Cemetery, situated in the heart of the city of Malaga is the last...

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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Peaceful oasis in a bustling city

An easy walk from the bullring leads to this oasis of calm. Informative handout/map issued at reception. The inner cemetery being particularly moving with the tiny graves of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An interesting piece of history that tells the story of English and Irish soldiers living in Malaga during the Spanish civil war.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An easy walk from the bullring leads to this oasis of calm. Informative handout/map issued at reception. The inner cemetery being particularly moving with the tiny graves of infants covered in sea shells, Admittedly some graves in poor repair and a bit of a scramble the further you move up the steep slope. Marvellous collection of flora growing semi wild... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We always try and call in here when in Malaga. The history of the place and why it was established is amazing (do buy a guide at the shop at the entrance). Beautifully maintained - it's a little oasis near the centre of town. After visiting here we usually cross over and down to the beach for the short walk... More 

Thank pookie099
Benagalbon, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Easy to find with a good street map near the Bull Ring. So peaceful, you won't think you were in the middle of Malaga! History says that Protestants were not allowed to be buried in Catholic cemeteries and were buried upright at night on the beach. So the Protestant cemetery came about with St. George's Church being built later. Some... More 

Thank Joy M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

An Anglican cemetery in a Roman Catholic city. It is worth a visit if you are in the area just to be able to say ok been there and seen it. It is interesting enough.

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Novosibirsk, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

It's the first Protestant cemetery opened in Malaga. It was opened about 250 years ago. I haven't recognized any world-famous names here, but it's quite an unusual cemetery. If you go to the so called inner cemetery, which is the oldest part of it, you'll find several dozens of graves covered by shells, including tiny graves of infants. The guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

This small cemetery largely does not grab the imagination apart fro graves decorated with shells however our visit was helped by a school trip who were completing a set of questions from the grave inscriptions to learn English The competition was fierce and a group of girls harnessed our English skills .....cheating or good initiative ?

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

It has its place as a part of Malaga's history but its badly in need of some maintenance and hardly worth the entrance fee, unless you have an hour to spare and nothing else to do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Just seen some recent reviews of the cemetery. I have been there, albeit a couple of years ago, mainly to see Gerald Brenan's grave, and to look at those of others like the failed insurrectionist, Robert Boyd. Yes. it could do with some TLC, but I am an incurable romantic who likes overgrown plots with hanging vines and bougainvillea. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We went this aftenoon just after a spring rain. It has changed for the better, only open in the morning until 2 pm and they charge €3 per person. There is a sheet with explanation in Spanish and English and best of all it is being maintained and cared for . An hour well spend, walking distance from Paseo. Flowers,... More 

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