Meeting Place: at the entrance to the old cemetery by the steps (next to Silvasol)
Death is the end of our life on this earth - and of course some of us hope that it is also the beginning of eternal life. This belief has always been an essential and determining foundation in cultures throughout the world. And this is why necropolises - the cities of the dead - are such special places, charged with memories and spiritual presence.
The old cemetery in Xàbia has not been in use since 1989 but still retains some of the elements and structures of its nineteenth century origin. Of special note is the late-Gothic Hermitage of Santos Juanes which was converted for use as a funeral Chapel in 1817. This Chapel was excavated by archaeologists in 2010 and a series of tombs was found on top of the Glebe area together with various Valencian ceramic funerary panels from the original Chapel which have recenty been restored and reinstated in the Hermitage.
On Wednesday 13th November at 4.30pm we have arranged a guided visit to the cemetery and the Santos Juanes Hermitage.
You are warmly invited to join us.