Lisbon Noir, Photography

Prazeres Cemetery

The Cemitério dos Prazeres or in English “Cemetery of Pleasure” is a historic cemetery dating back to 1833. Its streets are lined with graves resembling little  houses. And the unusual and eerie thing about a lot of these graves is that they have little “front doors” with glass windows through which you can see the caskets and remnants of the dead and their visitors.

The cemetery also provides great views over the Alcântara valley, the river Tejo and the Ponte 25 de Abril and can be reached by taking Electrico 28, which is a traditional and charming Lisbon tram,  to its last stop in Prazeres.