Resting on a hilltop in the seaside town of Sitges is a little bit of Heaven but you’ll have to look to find it. For many years, Sitges has been one of our favorite destinations…year round. It’s close to Barcelona but a world apart. This not so sleepy town has 17 beaches and some of the best food hands down. Located on the Mediterranean, with a fun vibe, it makes a great vacation (or perhaps part time retirement spot).
It also makes a spectacular final resting spot.
San Sebastia Cemetery sits on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean. The very quiet San Sebastia beach sits below. On a sunny day it is perfect but I think it is just as beautiful on a wind whipped stormy day.
Upon entering San Sebastia, my eyes went from left to right as there was so much magnificent funerary art. Much of it is from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Something I respect is the fact that Latin cultures care for their relatives final resting place. As long as someone in the family is alive, the grave will be visited. I had the opportunity to speak to a woman who was cutting flowers (there are several sinks and flower arranging areas). She explained that she visits her family members several times a month…not out of obligation but out of love. Most of them passed long before her birth. She also shared it is a happy experience and her children look forward to choosing the right flowers. Lovely.
Last one, I promise…
Some of the most exquisite art is found in cemeteries. I’m so glad we took the time to climb up the hill to see what we would find.
Have a great weekend. As we are coming up on the two year (I can’t believe it will soon be two years) anniversary of J.W’s passing, this will probably be the last post for a few weeks. Take time to tell someone you love them…you never know…you just never know.