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Cementerio Civil de Ponce

Coordinates: 18°00′48″N 66°37′58″W / 18.01327°N 66.63286°W / 18.01327; -66.63286

Cementerio Civil de Ponce
Entrada al Cementerio Civil de Ponce, en Barrio Portugues Urbano, Ponce, Puerto Rico (IMG 2994).jpg
View of the cemetery's entrance
Details
Established 1901
Location Barrio Portugues Urbano,
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Country Puerto Rico
Coordinates N 18.01327 W 66.63286 (18° 0' 47.7714" N, 66° 37' 58.2954" W)
Type Public; a.k.a., Cementerio Municipal
Style Art Deco
Owned by Municipality of Ponce
Size Unknown
No. of graves Est. 1,000
Terms of lease In perpetuity
Find a Grave Cementerio Civil de Ponce

Cementerio Civil de Ponce (Ponce Civil Cemetery), a.k.a., Cementerio Municipal de Ponce, is a historic burial ground in Ponce, Puerto Rico. It was founded in 1901.[1][a] It was designed by Manuel V. Domenech.[2] Some of the people buried at Cementerio Civil include Ruth Fernández, Isabel la Negra and Héctor Lavoe. It is believed to be the largest cemetery in Puerto Rico.[3]

The cemetery is also home to the Monumento a los heroes de El Polvorín (Monument to the El Polvorin Heroes). It is located in Barrio Portugues Urbano at N 18.01327 W 66.63286 (18° 0' 47.7714" N, 66° 37' 58.2954" W).

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Notable intermentsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Socorro Giron states it was inaugurated in 1904 (Ponce, el teatro La Perla y La Campana de la Almudaina. 1992. Page 431.)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Aproximación a la Iconografía Funeraria en Puerto Rico: Análisis de Tumbas y Pinturas Puertorriqueñas Representativas de Finales del Siglo XIX al Inicio del XXI. Doris E. Lugo Ramirez. Ph.D. Thesis. ISBN 978-84-691-7947-5. Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, España. 2008. Page 112.
  2. ^ Socorro Giron. Ponce, e; teatro La Perla y La Campana de la Almudaina. 1992. Ponce Municipal Government. Ponce, Puerto Rico. Page 432.
  3. ^ Profanan tumbas en cementerio en Ponce. Miguel Rivera Puig. El Vocero. 12 January 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2014.

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