3 Visit: Panteón Familia Barbudo
In this pantheon there are many people of different generations and branches of the Barbudo family, some of which possessed economic, social and political status throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the city of Cordoba, largely thanks to agricultural properties. Many of the families of high status in Cordoba society had among its members at some point in family history, presidents or executives of the prestigious “Circle of Friendship”, an association that grouped the power classes of Cordoba. This is the case of Isidro Barbudo Sanz , who, among others, was president of this institution in 1918-1919 and provincial councillor. The pantheon has an elegant sarcophagus, which has a purely decorative role, as the dead are deposited through a hole that is made in the inferior wall below the grave. The sarcophagus is made of Carrara marble and has three structural elements: the lion paws, the coffin and the lid. It rests on a pedestal, also of marble. Aesthetically the claws symbolise power and royalty, and the spikes found on the side, but they seem somewhat artificial. The acanthus leaves the corners, located above the claws, are well made. The elegant cross that crowns the sarcophagus is decorated with a crown where there seem to be antique roses, poppy fruit, acanthus leaves ... etc.