How to Find the Cemetery
The British Cemetery and Church of St. George are located on Rua São Jorge in Lisbon opposite the Estrela Gardens. This is approximately a 10 minute walk from the metro station of Rato ( on the yellow line ). You have to walk uphill on Av. Álvares Cabral until you come to the imposing statue of Cabral himself and then turn right following the wall till you see the entrance to the Cemetery on your right.
The tram routes 25 and 28 also have stops at the Basilica da Estrela / Jardim da Estrela, not far from the church, however No. 25 does not run at weekends.
If you take a taxi, ask for the "English Cemetery" (Cemitério Inglês).
The church is entered through a gate at Rua São Jorge 6, north of the Estrela Garden. Buses 709, 713, 720 and 738 stop at the entrance in Rua São Jorge.
The Cemetery is open to the public from 10:30 to 13:00 Monday to Friday and 11:00-13:00 on Sunday. At other times, only by special appointment.
Summer closing hours: the cemetery is closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from the 15th July until 18th September .
Please note that owing to the present Covid19 situation opening times may vary or the Cemetery closed. Please see the Upcoming Events page for latest information.
For all general enquiries and those related to reservation of grave plots, please contact the Cemetery Administrator at the following email address email@example.com
For any enquiries relating to graves, inscriptions or genealogical work, please contact the archivists at the following email address: ArchiveLisbonCem@gmail.com Please also consult the page regarding Research.
Lisbon Anglicans ( Website of the Lisbon Chaplaincy ) http://www.lisbonanglicans.org
Friends of the British Cemetery
The Cemetery and Church require much support in order to maintain preservation. It seems, therefore, a good idea for there to be a group called "Friends of the British Cemetery". This would be a way that individuals worldwide can be kept informed of the latest information on the Church, Cemetery and events, some of which, would be limited to "Friends".
There is a constant need for volunteers to help with the upkeep of the Cemetery and the "Friends" newsletters will be a means of letting those interested in giving of their time and effort, record such a generous wish to help and to inform of particular tasks with which they can aid us on particular dates.
A Newsletter, called The Cem, is being produced on a bi-monthly basis which contains small articles about the British Cemetery and those who help run and maintain it.
If you wish to receive the newsletter and/or become a Friend of the Cemetery please contact me, the Webmaster, at the following email address: ArchiveLisbonCem@gmail.com