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Cemitério Inglês

Attractions Lisbon
3 out of 5 stars
Across the street from the top end of the Jardim da Estrela, a tall wall encloses the English cemetery, which dates back to a 1654 agreement between Dom João IV and Oliver Cromwell over the need for a Protestant burial ground given the many British merchants in Lisbon. Intentions were made good seven decades later, and the first body was officially laid to rest in 1729. Among them is 18th-century novelist Henry Fielding, who came to Lisbon to improve his health and promptly died. A small Jewish area - in use in the first half of the 19th century - is hidden behind a wall on the west side. If the gate isn't open, ring the bell (repeatedly) and somebody should come and let you in.


Venue name: Cemitério Inglês
Address: Rua de São Jorge à Estrela
Opening hours: 9am-1pm daily
Transport: Tram 25, 28. Bus 709, 720, 738
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