All eyes on Soller Cemetery
You may have noticed signs have appeared in Soller directing people to the Cemetery. The narrow back street driving that is necessary to get to that place takes some manoeuvring if you are not used to the roads of Soller. The signs are there because of the huge influx of people that will walk and drive to the place to honour their dead. This has already started happening with people taking plants and flowers to leave at the graveside.
This is a very busy time for Gines Far Lopez – a local man who is third generation Funeral Director of Soller. He keeps a watchful eye on all that goes on in the Cemetery and in the recently opened Son Sang Funeral Home. This is Soller’s own crematorium. This place was a long time in the planning and the building sat empty for some years before the decision was taken to make it operational. This year there have been 37 cremations in the place and local families have appreciated the facility.
The peak time for All Saints Day visits to the cemetery is on 1st and 2nd of November. The magnificent displays of flowers are at their best for about a week after that so it’s worth a visit. This is not a quiet place at this time of year but more a celebration of the lives the dead had and a meeting place for all the friends and families that gather to pay their respects on this special day in the calendar.
Photograph of Gines Far Lopez courtesy of Veu de Soller