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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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Essential in glasgow

One of the places that I liked my visit to Glasgow was this necropolis, a whole Victorian masterpiece with over 3,500 sculptures. It dates back to 1833, when a member of the Merchants House visited Paris and Pere Lachaise Cemetery. I liked it so much that he copied the idea and built this cemetery in Glasgow for wealthier people may have a high level mausoleums. It seems that was very successful, because in a view to this necropolis find the tombs of the most influential people of the time, they were designed by some of the most important sculptors and architects of those times. With 15 acres, a visit to the cemetery in detail we can easily take a couple of hours. The most spectacular area is the top of the hill, where among other see the statue of John Knox and the larger mausoleums. From here we have the best views of the Cathedral and the city of Glasgow. There are guided tours organized by the Association of Friends of the necropolis, every day at 12:00. Admission is free.

Imprescindible en glasgow

Uno de los lugares que más me gustaron de mi visita a Glasgow fue esta necrópolis, toda una obra de arte victoriano con más de 3.500 esculturas.
Su origen se remonta a 1833, cuando un miembro de la Casa de los Comerciantes visitó París y el Cementerio Père Lachaise. Le gustó tanto que copió la idea y construyeron este cementerio en Glasgow para que la gente más adinerada pudiera tener unos mausoleos de alto nivel.

Parece que tuvo mucho éxito, porque en una vista a esta necrópolis encontraremos las tumbas de la gente más influyente de la época, que fueron diseñadas por algunos de los escultores y arquitectos más importantes de aquellos tiempos.

Con sus 15 hectáreas, una visita con detalle a la necrópolis nos puede llevarnos fácilmente un par de horas. La zona más espectacular es la cima de la colina, donde entre otras veremos la estatua de Jhon Knox y los mausoleos más grandes.

Desde aquí tenemos las mejores vistas a la Catedral, así como a la ciudad de Glasgow.

Hay visitas guiadas organizadas por la asociación de amigos de la necrópolis, todos los días a las 12:00.
La entrada es libre.
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Victorian little representation

The necropolis has been a representation of Victorian Glasgow. It was built when Glasgow was "the second city of the British Empire." It reflects the feeling of confidence, wealth and security of the city at that time. It is a monument to the patriarchs of the city and contains the remains of almost all the eminent Glasgow at the time. It is one of the largest cemeteries in Europe, thanks to its contribution to the urban landscape, its symbiotic relationship with Glasgow Cathedral (opposite), and situated in the medieval heart of the city. It is a major tourist attraction. In fact, it was what I liked about Glasgow. It is open from 7 am to sunset.

Representación de la época victoriana

La necrópolis ha sido una representación del Glasgow victoriano. Fue construida cuando Glasgow era "la segunda ciudad del Imperio Británico". Refleja el sentimiento de confianza, riqueza y seguridad de la ciudad por aquellos tiempos.

Se trata de un monumento a los patriarcas de la ciudad y contiene los restos de casi todos los eminentes de Glasgow de la época. Es uno de los cementerios más importantes de Europa, también gracias a su contribución al paisaje urbano, su relación simbólica con la catedral de Glasgow (justo enfrente), y situada en el corazón medieval de la ciudad. Es una gran atracción turística. De hecho, fue lo que más me gustó de Glasgow.

Está abierto desde las 7 de la mañana hasta el atardecer.
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Walk in a cemetery for halloween

What better than a walk in a place called Necropolis to celebrate Halloween as it should be in Glasgow? This Victorian cemetery, adjacent to the St. Mungo's Cathedral, plunges us into a scene straight out of a Tim Burton movie with crooked trees and ancient tombs covered foam. Creepy wish! From the top, you can get a magnificent view of the city.

Balade dans un cimetière pour halloween

Quoi de mieux qu'une balade dans un lieu baptisé Nécropolis pour fêter comme il se doit Halloween à Glasgow ? Ce cimetière victorien, attenant à la Cathédrale Saint-Mungo, nous plonge dans un décor tout droit sorti d'un film de Tim Burton avec ses arbres tortueux et ses vieilles tombes recouvertes de mousse. Creepy à souhait ! De tout en haut, on peut obtenir un panorama magnifique sur toute la ville.
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Information about Glasgow Necropolis

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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