Prazeres Cemetery

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Tomb of painter Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro in the Prazeres Cemetery

Prazeres Cemetery (Cemitério dos Prazeres) is the largest cemetery in Lisbon, Portugal, located in the west part of the city in the former Prazeres parish.[1] It was created in 1833 after the outbreak of a cholera epidemic. Many famous Portuguese citizens are buried here, including artists, authors and government figures, and the cemetery features many large mausoleums built in the 19th century.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Remarkable Cemetery of 'Pleasures' Lisbon (Cemitério dos Prazeres): really worth a visit, final resting place of Portuguese rich and famous & Amália Rodrigues". The Lisbon Connection. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  2. ^ "10 Intriguing Cemeteries of Portugal". Portugal Confidential. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  3. ^ "The Cemetery of Pleasures". Um Lisboeta Inglês – An Englishman in Lisbon. February 6, 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2016.

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Coordinates: 38°42′50″N 9°10′12″W / 38.714°N 9.17°W / 38.714; -9.17