Glasgow

Necropolis

  Cathedral Square     more than a year ago
Just to the east of Glasgow Cathedral lies the Necropolis, Glasgow's version of the world-famous Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. Since its inception in 1831, some 50,000 people have been buried there, in around 3,500 tombs that extend anything up to 14 feet below the ground. The monuments that mark these tombs are a tribute to the wealth available to some at least, in Victorian Glasgow, many being built on a vast scale. The result is an outdoor museum of the work of most of the leading Scottish architects of the day, as monuments compete for attention with their intricate detail and in many cases, sheer size. Today the Necropolis is patrolled by Park Rangers and  guided tours are available. Fascinating

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