IT is one of the most evocative sites in Malaga city.
And now the 180-year-old English Cemetery is to be protected by a special foundation.
After four years of red tape, a charity has finally been recognised as the governing body for the historic site.
The 8,000 square metre cemetery, which has more than 1000 graves, was created in 1831 as the first official burial ground for protestants in Spain.
Among those buried here are celebrated writers Marjorie Grice Hutchinson, Gamel Woolsey and Gerald Brenan.
But although the cemetery was the property of the British Government, no regular funding has been provided since 1904, and after a long-time shortage of funds it has become dilapidated.
Now a comprehensive fundraising programme will be launched to find the money to bring it back to its heyday.