welcome to the Doulab Catholic
Cemetery. Doulab is a suburb of the Iranian
capital Tehran, its Christian cemetery complex
dates back to the middle of the 19th century.
On this website you will find information about
this unique item of cultural heritage and, what
is more, you will be able to find the names and
stories of the persons buried here.
our gallery, browse the persons’ pages, search
for a relative of yours and help us preserve the
spirit of the sacred.
The origins of the Doulab Catholic
Cemetery go back to the middle of the 19th
century. In 1855, the young Dr. Louis André
Ernest Cloquet, personal phyisician to
Nassereddin Shah died and was buried
in a field situated in the Tehran district of
Doulab, close to the Armenian cemetery. This
patch of land was to become the burial site for
all Catholics of Tehran, foreigners and locals.
The Christian cemetery complex in Doulab, Tehran, is
under pressure. For developers the vast area of more than
75,000m² can be attractive as an object of speculation.
In the Iranian capital the demand for land flies high
and there is a true building craze going on in order to
satisfy the housing needs of an ever-growing