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Necropolis

The Necropolis, located on a hill east of Glasgow, is known as the city of the dead and it is the cemetery for the Scottish city. To get there, take the Bridge of Sighs, which is next to the cathedral. The memorial to John Knox, which was built in the nineteenth century, dominates the hill. The cemetery is like Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris, which inspired the creation of the Scottish cemetery. It is simply a pretty hill with trees and vegetation where the dead rest in peace. In total, it is estimated that fifty thousand people have been buried there, but only three thousand five hundred tombs have been built. Many tombstones have a sculpture of the face, chest or the whole body of the dead person, and the largest mausoleum has four people inside. There are also memorials to the Scots who went to fight with other troops, for example, with the English troops in Korea. The city bought the land in 1650, and since it could not be developed for housing, they built a cemetery. Several famous architects and sculptors of the seventeenth and eighteenth century built the graves of the famous people of the time. It is one of the few cemeteries that has detailed information about its dead, with their age, occupation and cause of death.
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Go at sunset for beautiful views over the city.

Go at sunset for beautiful views over the city.
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Glasgow Necropolis Address
50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Escocia
50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Escocia
Glasgow Necropolis Opening Hours
mon 7:00 - 19:00
tue 7:00 - 19:00
wed 7:00 - 19:00
thu 7:00 - 19:00
fri 7:00 - 19:00
sat 7:00 - 19:00
sun 7:00 - 19:00
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