British Cemetery

A garden-cemetery as a place that celebrates life and the tranquillity of death

4 18 May

10:00 — 13:00

Rua de São Jorge 6

* Self-guided visit

Pets are not allowed.
The access is limited, on a first-come, first-served basis, without prior registration.
This is an entirely free event.

The British Cemetery is located in front of Jardim da Estrela, hidden behind a discreet gate. Since the 18th century, this has been the final resting place for English and Dutch Protestants living in Lisbon. After the Napoleonic Wars, a church dedicated to Saint George was built, which today serves as a centre for the Anglican community in the capital.

Thanks to its vegetation, which was planted on the graves, the resulting atmosphere is one of peace and tranquillity — an approach to showing the cemetery as a place that celebrates life and nature.

A unique garden where the Gothic graves and Celtic crosses merge with the shadows of the tall Cypress trees, Mediterranean hackberries, and Dragon trees.