The Glasgow Necropolis is a 15-hectare (37-acre) Victorian cemetery located on the second-highest hill in Glasgow, the largest city of Scotland. 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.
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 first burial was Joseph Levi, a Jew jeweler who died of cholera in 1832.
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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!
Address: Castle St, Glasgow G4 0UZ, United Kingdom
Official website: The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis