Domènech i Montaner – Cemetery of Comillas
(Above) The Angel by Llimona 1895
Location: Comillas (Cantabria – Spain).
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Present condition: Both the cemetery and pantheons are in Acceptable condition.
Visits: On opening time
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 – bring 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.
|Title of the book||Author||Published by||Year|
|El Modernismo en España||Freixa, M.||1990|
|Comillas Modernista||García Martín, M||1993|
Other Works of Domènech i Montaner:
In Barcelona: Fuster House Lamadrid House Lleó Morera House Thomas House Museum of Zoology Editorial Montaner i Simón Hospital of Sant Pau
Música Catalana Palace Ramon Montaner Palace
In Canet de Mar: Ateneu Obrer Castle of Santa Florentina Roure House (Ca la Bianga) Restaurant la Misericordia
In Olot: Solà-Morales House
In Reus: Gasull House Navàs House Rull House Pere Mata Institute
Out of Catalonia: Cemetery (Comillas) Tres caños” fountain (Comillas) Universidad Pontifícia (Comillas)