Portuguese cemetery wall vaults?
September 16, 2013 2:34 AM Subscribe
I was recently in a small village cemetery in Portugal. In the cemetery there was a wall with coffins interred on shelves, with a modern lockable double glazed door over each vault so that you could look in at the contents.
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It looked like a capsule hotel
for the deceased. Some of the coffins were covered with fabrics, flowers and other decorations, others sat uncovered. There were about 500 of these vaults in total and the burials dated from the 1980s onwards.
I'd like to learn more about this but a cursory google search isn't turning up much because I don't know what this style of burial is called? Any ideas?