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Prazeres Cemetery

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Prazeres Cemetery
Prazeres Cemetery
Prazeres Cemetery
Prazeres Cemetery
Prazeres Cemetery
Prazeres Cemetery
Prazeres Cemetery


  Municipal

Originally built in the Roman period, at the time of the cholera morbus epidemic, first arrived in 1833, this cemetery was placed under municipal administration in 1840 following the decree-law of Fonseca Magalhães published in 1835, henceforth ordering compulsory burial in places exclusively intended for this purpose. Almost entirely composed of private burial vaults, it is possible to admire monuments of anonymous craftsmen, lying next to works of celebrated architects of the nineteenth century up to today, as well as the work of some of our greatest sculptors who, in this way, are perpetuated through their art. Demystifying the idea that cemeteries are merely places of sadness and pain, Lisboa City Council (CML) through its Cemetery Management Division, preserves and values the architectural and cultural heritage of Lisboa's cemeteries, promoting various activities such as guided visits, which can be generalist or specialising in particular topics and tours. For this purpose, some of the most representative vaults were marked and organised into thematic tours: History of the Cemetery, Personalities, Architecture, Sculpture, Symbology (funeral, death and immortality, professions), Freemasonry, Palmela Family Vault, Heraldry, which can be followed independently or through a guided visit scheduled by telephone or e-mail. The Prazeres Chapel has an old autopsy room.

 


Opening hours

Winter
(October 1 to April 30)

. Opening hours: 9am - 5pm

. Office: 9am - 4pm

. Funerals: 9am - 11.30am / 1.30pm - 4pm

Summer
(May 1 to September 30)

. Opening hours: 9am - 6pm

. Office: 9am - 4pm

. Funerals: 9am - 11.30am / 1.30pm - 4pm

Admission allowed until 30 minutes before closing.

Contact

  +351 213 961 511

Location

Praça São João Bosco
Lisboa

Region: Estrela

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Date of update:
2019