In this article we take a tour through the history of five important cemeteries of Malaga, in particular five cemeteries located on the Costa del Sol, traveling to Málaga, Benalmádena, Torremolinos, Mijas, Fuengirola and Marbella.
Benalmádena Pueblo International Cemetery
The Benalmádena International Cemetery Pueblo is the first cemetery of Málaga located on the Costa del Sol. This cemetery is a place of great architectural and cultural interest.
In this cemetery people of different origin and place were buried. In this place are buried illustrious characters such as the actress and singer Imperio Argentina, the British writer Allen Carr or Carlos Bernardote, Prince of Sweden and Duke of Östergötland.
English Cemetery of Málaga
The English Cemetery is located in La Malagueta, in the heart of Málaga Capital. This began to be built in 1831 as an initiative of the British Consul, being the burial place of the English colony, since previously it was done on the beaches, since it was forbidden to bury non-Catholics by day.
This cemetery in Malaga houses different species of exotic plants brought from Gibraltar, since it is distributed as if it were a botanical garden.In the English Cemetery are the German victims of the shipwreck of the frigate of “Gneisenau”. The last burial occurred in the cemetery was made in 1995, which was the burial of Antonio Alcaide, heir to the position of guardian of the cemetery.
Roman Oil Farm Acebedo
The Roman Oil Field Acebedo is located on the ground floor of the cemetery of Fuengirola, Cemetery of San Cayetano. This site was discovered at the time of the construction of this cemetery in Malaga during the year 1990.
This cemetery is located in the plain of the Fuengirola River, between Fuengirola and Mijas, where before was the farmhouse that gave name to said deposit. It is about Roman ruins of great archaeological importance.
Torremolinos Concentration Camp
The Torremolinos Concentration Camp was discovered by the researcher Carlos Blanco by chance. It is located in the Second Republic of the towns of Malaga, during which two men died in a train accident on the way to Campanillas when they returned from the concentration camp.
More than 4,000 prisoners of Francoism passed between 1938 and 1939 through the concentration camp of Torremolinos, what can be considered a true cemetery of Malaga that is one of the saddest stories of Torremolinos.
San Bernabe Cemetery in Marbella
The San Bernabe Cemetery in Marbella is one of the most characteristic cemeteries of the city because it is still in operation despite being one of the oldest in the place.
This cemetery of Malaga opened in Marbella on September 1, 1885 on the outskirts of the city, to avoid outbreaks of cholera from the cemeteries of the city center.