Cemetery of Our Lady of Health (Cordoba, Spain)

Cemetery of Our Lady of Health (Cordoba, Spain)
The Cemetery of Our Lady of Health, established in 1811, is a historical resting place with graves of notable figures and families in Córdoba.

About the cemetery

The decision made by the French authorities during the Napoleonic occupation of Spanish territory would bring to fruition the Cemetery of Our Lady of Health, which, since its construction in 1811, expanded until reaching its final form in 1833.

The final configuration of this cemetery took place in 1846 with the incorporation of the Chapel of Our Lady of Health, which would form the façade we know today and give it a harmonious appearance. This façade, which is an interesting example of neoclassical architecture, consists of two parts of adjacent columns that support a triangular pediment. This pediment frames a niche with the Madonna and Child and the words "Salus Infirmorum" ("Health of the Sick").

After various vicissitudes caused by the political shifts during the reign of Ferdinand VII, it was established as one of the most stable and permanent cemeteries in the city since 1833. It was from this year onwards that burials began in the cemetery.

Among other important tombs, the cemetery includes the graves of Manuel Rodríguez Sánchez "Manolete", Rafael Guerra Bejarano "Guerrita", Rafael Molina Sánchez Lizard, and Rafael González "Machaquito". It also houses the family mausoleum of the Counts of Casillas de Velasco, the Marquis of Conde de Salazar, the Cabriñana family, etc.

In Córdoba, there are three other cemeteries. The Cemetery of San Rafael (1835) contains the graves of Julio Romero de Torres and Manuel Calero Cantero "Calerito."

Cemetery contacts

Avda. de los Custodios s/n
14014 Cordoba Spain
Tel. +34957 322 125
Tel/Fax: +34957 322 014


Tourist information:


Bus: number 2, 6 and 9
Parking: close to the cemetery

Opening hours

8:30 - 18:00 (4th November to 14th March)
8:30 - 19:00 (15th March to 13rd April)
8:30 - 20:00 (14th April to 2nd October)
8:30 - 19:30 (3rd October to 3rd November)

*Cover photo source: www.turismodecordoba.org