The British Cemetery, located in the heart of the city, is the only private cemetery in Montevideo .
Of British origin, we have welcomed since our beginnings, a vast diversity of faiths, religions, and nationalities. Here rest, over 8,500 people from nearly 50 countries, some of which do not exist today, including many relevant men and women from the social and cultural life of 190 years of our national history who have left their mark in Uruguay.
We are a non-profit organization and throughout its history, reinvested proceeds into the improvement of our facilities in order to preserve its history, site, and its future.
Of European style, the Cemetery is designed as a park, with “an entrance to Paradise” leading to a charming Chapel with stained glass windows, an ideal place to sit and pray or reflect. The garden is full of beautiful old trees and spectacular roses, many of which have been donated by the Garden Clubs of Uruguay.
The Cemetery hosts several cultural and artistic events throughout the year as well as sporadic soft music pieces which invite reflection and provide a pleasant atmosphere during visits.
There is a vast display of funerary art, clepsydras, obelisks, Celtic crosses, uroboros, angels and flowers, summarizing variety of different styles, tastes and philosophical and religious preferences, leaving messages to be discovered.