The silence museum

19. December 2017 Photography 4
The silence museum

A lot of time had passed since the last time I took my camera and I got lost to take pictures and the truth is that I missed it.

This weekend Jon suggested going to the cemetery of Patraix to dust off my camera and there we went.



This cemetery remains, in part, like most cemeteries in Valencia, as a large part of it is just niches and more niches spread in rows and columns along extensive walls. But in it there is also a large number of tombs and crypts that are worth seeing.



All these not to mention the huge amount of statues that are more than worthy of a museum.



Halfway through our tour we met a group of people who went with a guide and we joined what they had left to visit. This was more than unexpected because I didn’t imagine that the necrotourism had already reached Valencia.

It is amazing the amount of stories and legends that can be discovered in a graveyard, the amount of hidden and forgotten works of art that are concealed in them.

What I do not doubt is that soon we will join the complete route and all the alternative visits offered by the Museo del Silencio.



I can’t end this post without making a small reference to the insane number of fat cats that live in the cemetery, I would really like to know where they get so much food to gain such a weight.



If you know a cemetery that is worth visiting and photographing I would be grateful if you would recommend it to me!

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  • 1
    Vicky on Tuesday December 19th, 2017 Reply

    Uno espectacular, Cementerio de La Recoleta, para cuando visites Buenos Aires.
    Aunque repartidos por toda la geografía española encontramos muchos remansos de paz, sobre todo en los pueblitos del Norte.
    Magníficas fotos, moonlight lady!

    • 2
      moonlight lady on Tuesday December 19th, 2017 Reply

      Me lo apunto para visitarlo algún día! Muchas gracias 🙂

  • 3
    Mjose on Tuesday December 19th, 2017 Reply

    El cementerio de Patraix es el general?

    • 4
      moonlight lady on Tuesday December 19th, 2017 Reply

      Si no me equivoco sí que lo es.

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