Saravia’s old cemetery chapel

Facade of the antique brick cemetery chapel in Saravia (E. B. Magalona), Negros Occidental

Compared with the elaborate cemetery chapels of Iloilo like in Cabatuan, Saravia’s cemetery chapel (the municipality was renamed to E. B. Magalona, but people still use the old name) is a simple brick construction found at the back end of the cemetery square. It consists of a simple arched entrance and two side windows all with metal grills. Decorative elements are limited to the simple columns that tend to fade into the background.

The pediment is at the second level with a pair of columnar finials serving as base of an elaborate metal cross. The center, I presume, might have a bigger metal cross but is now supplanted with one made of wood. The overall vertical movement of the facade gives it height.

The interior is already renovated and the roofing replaced with galvanized iron sheets. At both side walls, modern niches were being constructed by carving out the walls.


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