Central Cemetery of Montevideo
Av. Gonzalo Ramírez 1302|
The Central Cemetery (Spanish: Cementerio central) of Barrio Sur, Montevideo, is one of the main cemeteries in Uruguay. It also ranks amongst the most popular in the country, given that most famous Uruguayan people are buried there.
It is located in the southern area of the city and it was founded in 1835. The entrance, designed and built up after the Uruguayan Civil War (1839–1852), is the work of the Italian sculptor Bernardo Poncini.
The cemetery was originally placed far away from the city, mainly because of the persistent risk of an epidemic. However, with the fast development and growth of Montevideo throughout the 20th century, the Central Cemetery is now surrounded by the metropolis.
It became quite popular after 1858. It was one of the first cemeteries in the country at a time when burials were still carried out by the Catholic Church. Some works and statues made by José Belloni and José Luis Zorrilla de San Martín can be found in the cemetery.
Among those interred there are:
- Eduardo Acevedo
- Mario Benedetti
- Delmira Agustini
- Jorge Batlle
- Luis Batlle Berres
- José Batlle y Ordóñez
- Juan Manuel Blanes
- François Ducasse, father of Comte de Lautréamont (Isidore Ducasse).
- Luis Alberto de Herrera
- Benito Nardone
- José Enrique Rodó
- Juan Spikerman
- Juan Zorrilla de San Martín
- Mirta Mouliá (1924-2015), philanthropy.
See also the Category:Burials at the Central Cemetery of Montevideo.
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- El Cementerio Central de Montevideo: un tesoro artístico a descubrir (in Spanish)
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- Arte oculto en el cementerio - elpais.com.uy (in Spanish)
- Montevideo ofrecerá visitas guiadas en los cementerios de la ciudad - larepublica.com.uy (in Spanish)
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