Glasgow Necropolis

by Arūnas
Victorian cemetery in Glasgow
Established in the first half of the 19th century, the Glasgow Necropolis was modeled on the world-famous Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris and built in the Classical Revival architectural style.

The Glasgow Necropolis is a 15-hectare (37-acre) Victorian cemetery. Uncommon for its time, the cemetery kept records of the deceased, including profession, ages, sex, and cause of death. Approximately 50,000 burials have taken place here. The first burial was Joseph Levi, a Jew jeweler who died of cholera in 1832.

The atmosphere of the cemetery is incredible. The site attracts many visitors both locally and from all over the world. Do not leave Glasgow before visiting the Necropolis!

I like to visit old cemeteries. It not only allows me to enjoy history and art, but also helps me to look at life philosophically, or… more realistically. Life is temporary and all our earthly problems will ever become completely insignificant. So, live today and enjoy your life, tomorrow is unknown.

The Glasgow Necropolis is an attractive and fascinating place because of the history that lives here. And not only this. Take a look at these monuments around – they are impressive works of art! And what a great location of this site from which you can see the whole city!

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Useful information
Castle St,
G4 0UZ, Glasgow, Scotland
United Kingdom

07:00–16:30 (every day).

Free entry.

Glasgow map

The cemetery is located near the Gothic cathedral, on the city’s second-highest hill in the eastern part of the historical center of Glasgow, the largest metropolitan area in Scotland.

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