By Euro Weekly News Media • 31 October 2019 • 17:00
RESTORED: The chapel in Sant Joan cemetery
Photo credit: Javea town hall
VISITORS to the old Sant Joan cemetery tomorrow, November 1, will also be able to enter the chapel there.
The cemetery closed for burials in 1988 and at present the chapel is not open to the public on a daily basis but can be visited tomorrow.
Under the direction of the Soler Blasco Museum, 19th century tomb plaques found in the chapel have been restored and now line the walls of the chapel although the biggest has been placed in its intended position on a grave.
Archaeological excavations in 2010 revealed the 30 rectangular tombs of 29 adults and 11 children and since then Javea’s Culture department has continued to work on rehabilitating the cemetery chapel and converting it into a museum.
The town hall has restored chapel door, changed the window latches, repaired the paving and installed an alarm system
Lighting has been renewed and a wooden walkway extending from the door to the altar will allow visitors to view the excavations.
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