The English Cemetery, San Sebastian

The English Cemetery, San Sebastian

The English Cemetery is a hidden gem that is not to be missed. Tucked away on one of the slopes of the iconic Mount Urgull, it is a mystical and tranquil place that exudes an aura of peace and serenity.

As you make your way towards the cemetery along el Paseo Nuevo, you will notice the verdant and shadowy atmosphere that surrounds you. The path winds between visible headstones and explanatory plaques, making it a wonderful way to enjoy the calming effect of nature.

Founded in 1924, the cemetery has been standing for almost a century. The moss that covers nearly the entire edifice creates an attractive effect that is both mesmerizing and unique. It is a required stop if you are going anywhere near Mount Urgull.
One of the most popular locations in the cemetery is the lookout, which provides a stunning view of the city and the Bay of Biscay. It will leave you with a lasting impression of this iconic mountain.

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The English Cemetery on Map

Sight Name: The English Cemetery
Sight Location: San Sebastian, Spain (See walking tours in San Sebastian)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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