IN PICS: This is how All Saints’ Day is celebrated in Madrid

IN PICS: This is how All Saints' Day is celebrated in Madrid
All photos by Lynn Spreadbury / The Local
Madrid’s biggest cemetery is the final resting place for more than five million dead, a veritable city of tombs and niches that stretches out from the east of the city towards the airport.

La Almudena comes alive, so to speak, each year on November 1– All Saints Day – when families visit the graveside of their loved ones, lay flowers, spruce it up or even stop for a picnic.

This year, The Local’s photographer Lynn Spreadbury joined the masses who visited La Almudena on its most important day of the year.

The impressive gates to La Almudena cemetery where flower sellers set up stalls. 

El Dia del Muerto, or All Saints Day is a time for sprucing up graves. 

A woman gazes up at the tomb of her late husband. 

Fresh flowers are laid on graves, 



Candles and flowers laid in remembrance.

A family remembers their lost loved-ones at sunset. 


READ MORE: Five weird and wonderful Spanish traditions on All Saints' Day