Lisbon registers grave profits

BUYING AND selling marble family tombs can be a profitable business in Lisbon these days.

The Lisbon Câmara has been auctioning off abandoned monumental jazigos (graves) at the Prazeres and Alto do São João cemeteries for a tidy sum. So far, the Câmara hopes to rake in a hefty 531,000 euros from the sales, since some tombs cost almost as much as an average one bedroom apartment in the province. If you haven’t secured your final resting place yet, you might want to consider investing in an ornate tomb for all the family for as little as 50,000 euros!