Polloe Cemetery (San Sebastian, Spain)

Polloe Cemetery (San Sebastian, Spain)
Polloe is the main cemetery in San Sebastian, although there are two more in the city.

About the cemetery

The first burial at Polloe Cemetery took place on August 12th 1878.

Spanish cities at the end of the 19th century transferred the concept of bourgeois urban expansion to the cemeteries in an orthogonal layout with wide avenues intersected by narrower streets, thus forming small enclosures where the graves were set out following a hierarchical order: from the family vaults and more distinguished graves, near the entrance, to the communal graves at the end of the cemetery.

Within this general layout there are some special characteristics at the Polloe Cemetery, like the cemetery for 'dissidents' or 'civilians', or the burials of non-Catholics, which had a different entrance from that of Polloe. This space had a tangential shape and was closed with the arrival of democracy. In addition, the servants' quarters, autopsy rooms and a chapel could be found in the cemetery.

This cemetery layout has been maintained up until now, with the expansion of two different sites, in 1919 and 1944, until the current 62,000 m2 of plot was reached.

*Photo source: www.wikipedia.org


Polloe Cemetery
C/ Sibilia s/n
20012 San Sebastián


Tel. +34943422129
Tel/Fax: +34943297134
Email: funeraria_municipal@donostia.org

Opening hours

From april 1st to november 1st
Monday to Saturday: from 8.00 to 19.00
Holidays: from 9.00 to 19.00

From november 2nd to march 31st
Monday to Saturday: from 8.00 to 18.00
Holidays: from 9.00 to 18.00

Office hours (in Duque de Mandas, 14)

Every day: from 7.30 to 22.30