When we lose a loved one, we feel like our world is falling apart. After the death of this person, we look for how to honor the memory of this person. Pendants for ashes is the best way to pay tribute to our deceased being. The cremation of the bodies, in the cemeteries of Seville, has become a frequent act when saying goodbye to the dead.
Despite the fact that cremating those who have physically left us is one of the most popular ways to say goodbye, cemeteries are still an option to say goodbye. It is important to find the right place where we are going to bury our deceased, that is why in Seville we can find the best cemeteries.
What are the cemeteries of Seville?
San Fernando Cemetery
This cemetery is known as the Open Air Museum of Seville. It is located north of this city. This cemetery has funerary monuments, they give a museum beauty to this cemetery.
The San Fernando cemetery was inaugurated in the year 1853, covering the needs of the population in which their deceased were buried in a single place. It has several main roads where you can see the tombs, mausoleums and various monuments. The cemetery has gardens lined with beautiful cypress trees.
Saint George Cemetery or English Cemetery
This cemetery is one of the city’s best kept secrets. It is located next to the San Jerónimo Monastery, and is totally different from the San Fernando cemetery. It was inaugurated in the year 1855, this cemetery was made with the purpose of burying the English sailors who died in Andalusia.
The large population that is found resting in this cemetery, were part of the service of the United Kingdom, serving as sailors. The San Jorge cemetery does not belong to the municipality, so it depends on the San Jorge Association.
Pantheon of Illustrious Sevillians
This is one of Seville’s best kept secrets. It is hidden below, specifically in the crypt of the Church of the Annunciation. It has access through the patio of the Faculty of Fine Arts, a building near the church.
Some of the most illustrious Sevillians, from significant writers to humanists, rest in this pantheon. The creation of this area is due to Deán López Cepero and the administrators of the university. They decided to house the remains and funerary urns of important people in one place, after the French troops caused significant damage to several temples.
Seville Muslim Cemetery
This Seville cemetery was built during the Civil War, with the need to bury the Moroccan population. The cemetery was not used as planned, since during the War it was difficult to move the bodies.
This cemetery has an independent access door, with an eclectic style, combining with the traditional Islamic style. Of the decoration, some auctions that are composed of lacework stand out. This cemetery continues with the Islamic ceramics tradition, with which the legend Islamic Cemetery is read.
Seville Jewish Cemetery
There are several cemeteries within the vast perimeter of the mostly Catholic San Fernando Cemetery. When you enter from the right, you can cross a wall to the so-called dissidents cemetery, which is a really interesting place to see. The Jewish Cemetery or Seville Hebrew Cemetery is located on a small plot at the foot of this dissident cemetery.
In this cemetery no type of flowers is observed, Judaism prohibits images and flowers. There is only one symbol on the tombstones which is the renowned Star of David. The tombs are very well arranged, as they all face Jerusalem to the south, in the direction of Jerusalem.