Cemetery of Sitges

by | Aug 12, 2017 | Funerary Art Nouveau, Special Areas

(Above) J. Llimona: Pantheon R. Camps 1903

Basic information:

Location: Plaça del Doctor Robert, s/n. Sitges (El Garraf).
Qualification: xx (2 on 5)
Present condition: Both the cemetery and pantheons are in Good condition
Visits: from 1 April to 1 November, Monday to Saturday from 9 to 13h. and 15 to 18h., Sunday from 9 to 13h. From 2 November to 31 March, Monday to Saturday from 8 to 13h. and 15 to 17h., Sunday from 8 to 13h.

History and description:

The town of Sitges is a traditional summer residential area. People leaving during summer in his sitgetan residences, frequently decided to built a familiar pantheon in the cemetery as a memorial of themselves and his families.

A big variety of themes and shapes are represented in the works of various Modernist (Art Nouveau) sculptors contracted to build that sepulchers, like Josep Llimona i Bruguera (pantheon Robert Camps), Josep Reynés (pantheons Antoni Serra Ferrer and Manuel Robert Aldofeu), and Manel Fuxà (pantheons E. Carreras Robert and A. Carreras Robert).

The most interesting sepulchers sculptures showing an extreme sensibility, are a demonstration of the high level of the Catalan Art Nouveau style sculpture, and where basically built between 1900 and 1910.

Images:

Other Pantheons:

Other Art Nouveau Funerary works:

Cemetery of Arenys de Mar Cemetery of Barcelona   Cemetery of Cardedeu   Cemetery of Lloret de Mar   Cemetery of Olius   Cemetery of Sitges   Cemetery of Comillas