i Montaner: CEMETERY OF
History and description Images
and additional information:
works of Domènech i Montaner
Other Art Nouveau funerary works
Angel by Llimona 1895
Comillas (Cantabria -
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Present condition: Both
the cemetery and pantheons are in Acceptable
Visits: On opening
History and description:
The town of Comillas is
a nice summer residential area on the north coast of Spain in Cantabria,
province of Santander. Some exceptional monuments built at the end of XIXth.
under the impulse of the first marquis of Comillas - Antonio López y López
to the town an special personality. Some of the monuments built at that time
where commissioned to Catalan architects and artists.
The cemetery walls with its pinnacles and the main gateway where the work of Lluís
Domènech i Montaner, commissioned in 1893 to enlarge and upgrade it. The cemetery was built over an
old church of XVth. century and
some of its shapes as arches, remain as an ornament and also as a support of
one exceptional sculpture - The Angel - made by the Catalan sculptor Josep
Llimona i Bruguera. Other pantheons where also designed by Domènech and
sculpted by Llimona like the Piélagos family mausoleum.
The cemetery is located over a hill close to the sea, being a beautiful
element of Comillas landscape.