Cementerio de la Florida
Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida
The frescoed ceilings of the Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida are one of Madrid's most surprising secrets. It's been recently...
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Templo de Debod
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Screens all kinds of original-version films, from Hollywood blockbusters to arty flicks.
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Calle de Francisco Jacinto y Alcantara · interesting places nearby
Cementerio de la Florida information
Across the train tracks east of the Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida is the cemetery where 43 rebels executed by Napoleon’s troops lie buried. They were killed on the nearby Montaña del Príncipe Pío in the predawn of 3 May 1808, after the Dos de Mayo uprising. The event was immortalised by Goya in his Dos de mayo and Tres de mayo paintings, which hang in the Museo del Prado .
The forlorn cemetery, established in 1796, is often closed.