SYMBOLS Stories of cultural life.

Lapa Cemetery (Porto, Portugal) - Symbols

The symbols inside a cemetery can tell us a very interesting story if we observe carefully.

In this guide you can find some examples of  symbols that can be found inside a romantic cemetery like the Lapa Cemetery.

The symbols in tumular art are a way of referring to death but also to the people that lay in the tombs. We can find symbols associated with their jobs, their gender, their age or even their families.

Even though sometimes these symbols are quite hard to interpet, if we analyze them carefully, we always find the connection between them and we can conclude that they all refer to the same thing, consisting in a way of representing death in a more peaceful and artistic way.

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