STOP KILLING THE DEAD! Monumental Cemetery of Turin (Italy)

Sunday 9 February at 10 a guided tour of the Monumental Cemetery of Turin proposed on the occasion of the 3rd National Day of civilian victims of wars and conflicts in the world. (ANVCG) More than a hundred years after the end of the Great War, a path of reflection on the cruel uselessness of conflicts accompanied by the words of writers and poets with the guide Luisella Palmieri.
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Terrassa cemetery (Terrassa, Spain)

Terrassa cemetery
The Cemetery of Terrassa is the work of the architect Melcior Vinyals that was inaugurated in 1932. It is a space with its own personality, adapted to modern needs, but respectful of the cultural heritage and the environment.
Located to the east of the city, in an area of 11 hectares, it is part of the funerary complex that manages the municipal company Funerary of Terrassa. The uniqueness of the complex is that it offers an integral service, which includes all the phases of the farewell process. The equipment has a tannery with 10 wardrobes, a crematorium with three ovens, oratory, offices, a cafe restaurant, 350 free parking spaces and a playground.

The uniqueness of the Terrassa Cemetery lies in its conception as a large garden. This allows the space to have another meaning, in addition to its own use, as a memory park and a place to walk.


The cemetery of Terrassa has approximately 30,000 graves and five proposals to store ashes. It also has a temple with capacity for 250 people, 2 digital information terminals to locate graves and a service point, where visitors can do paperwork or buy flowers and accessories.

Cultural heritage

From an artistic point of view, the Terrassa cemetery stands out for the mosaics, and because it houses interesting sculptures. The two-storey niches, which are a unique and characteristic architectural solution of Terrassa are also remarkable.

To enhance the knowledge of its cultural heritage, the Cemetery offers, in coordination with Terrassa Museum, the possibility of taking guided tours. Funerària also organizes art exhibitions and other cultural events to open cemetery facilities to uses that are different from the funeral activity.

Social commitment

Funerària de Terrassa has service contacts with labor insertion companies. On the other hand, the company sponsors since 2003 a film festival whose first aim is to help normalize the issue of death among society. Since 2014, the tickets include a donation, which is entirely dedicated to social issues.

Funerària offers a service of complementary fomalities service that facilitates the procedures after a relative’s death. It also provides families with a free grief attention service.

Environment and accessibility

Funerària de Terrassa is committed to the environment, and most of the vehicles used in the funeral complex are electric. The cemetery has an installation for the production of energy by means of photovoltaic panels. It also has selective waste collection points, energy efficiency systems and a charging point for electric vehicles.

Funeraria also continues to add actions to make the funerary complex a more accessible place for everyone. Initiatives like the implementation of a magnetic loop system for hearing aids users, adapted toilets, improved access, and barrier removal are some examples of it.


Terrassa cemetery aerial view

Terrassa cemetery monument

Terrassa cemetery


Carretera de Montcada, 789

08227 Terrassa, Barcelona (Spain)

Contact details

Telephone: 93 786 94 00 - 900 268 268 (24 hours)
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Postal mail: Carretera de Montcada, 789. 08227 Terrassa, Barcelona (Spain)
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Professional update course for Tourist the Monumental Cemetery of Turin (Italy)


The professional refresher course is aimed at tourist guides already in possession of professional qualification and allows you to fulfill the obligation to carry out professional updates (LR n ° 26 of 26/11/2001 and DGR n ° 11643 of 22/06 / 2009).
Guided tour by Diego Vaschetto for 4 hours of lessons on a path entitled:
From the First World War to the Resistance. Stories of fallen soldiers of the two wars buried in the Monumental Cemetery of Turin

The course issues a certificate of attendance with profit to those who have successfully passed the final test.

Details here!

AGM 2020: Save the date

Milano, Italy
Connections. Participation and Partnership.

Annual General Meeting 2020 will take place in Milano on September 30 - October 4. (Please note the change in the dates as it was initially planned for September 23 – 28)

A splendid program is being prepared and you should mark the dates in your calendar to attend our most important annual event and conference.

A call for paper will be released in following days.

"THE SOURCE OF MEMORY" Monumental cemetery of Turin -Italy


The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation is working on the construction of the Main Temple of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. It will be erected in the city of Kubinka, Moscow region, in the Patriot Park.
The organizers of this project plan to place in it small cisterns containing land collected from cemeteries where the burial places of the Soviet soldiers who died during the Second World War are located.
In this regard, the Russian Consulate and the Russian Embassy in Italy have organized for the day of December 2, 2019 a collection ceremony of about 50 grams of land where several Soviet soldiers were buried at the Monumental Cemetery of Turin. The ceremony was attended by a representative of the Russian Embassy in Italy, a representative of the Consul General of Russia in Milan, a representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, two Orthodox priests, and representatives of the ANPI Association of Turin.
The ceremony is remembered here PHOTOS

A guide-book for the Monumentale of Milan

This guide-book is addressed to all people who want to discover the hidden treasures of this open-air museum, one of the most important in Europe. A good number of photographs complement the description of the monuments and historical, artistical and cultural notions. Accurate maps and indexes help identify the position of tomb and memorials easily. Authors: Carla De Bernardi   and Lalla Fumagalli, respectively president and vice-president of the Amici del Monumentale, a non-profit association entirely consisting of volunteers to assist the municipality and Milanese institutions in the protection, preservation and promotion of this open-air museum. The guide-book can be obtained at:  or

XX Latin-American Meeting on Promotion and Management of Heritage Cemeteries

The twentieth Latin-American Meeting is currently taking place from 11 throughout 16 November in Malaga and is attended by over 120 delegates from Latin America and Europe. Besides the Latin-American and Spanish Cemeteries Network, the meeting was organized by the University and Municipality of Malaga with the support of several partners. The leit-motiv was Heritage Cemeteries as cultural, touristic and educational resources. Besides the many conferences on the subject, guided visits have been organized at the San Miguel Cemetery and English Cemetery in Malaga, as well as to the War Memorial of the Spanish Civil War and archeological site of Antequera. The Friends of the Monumentale of Milan attended with a paper that illustrated the peculiarities of the most significant Milanese cemetery and their activities in preserving, promoting and enhancing this magnificent open-air museum. The meeting is looking forward to a future cooperation between the Latin-American and Spanish Network and ASCE.

WWI Armistice Ceremonies at the New Cemetery of Belgrade (Serbia)

“When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Your Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today.” (Kohima Epitaph)

Due to the fact that the New Cemetery in Belgrade is one of the rare, urban civilian cemeteries comprising several WWI Military Cemeteries, each November is marked with the series of commemorations devoted to all victims of the Great War.
On the occasion of the Italian Armed Forces Day and WWI Armistice Ceremonies, on November 4, 2019, the commemoration was held at the Italian Military Cemetery within the New Cemetery of Belgrade, for the purpose of remembering Italian soldiers killed in the Great War, as well as all the casualties of the Great War, other armed conflicts and peace-keeping missions.

Another   commemoration devoted to the victims of the Great War was held on November 5, 2019, at the Austro-Hungarian Military Cemetery. The ceremony of laying wreaths and paying respects was attended by high ranking state and church officials from Austria, Hungary and Serbia, representatives of the embassies and defense attaché offices accredited in Belgrade. 


This series of commemorations was finalized by the Central State Ceremony, at the very day of the WWI Armistice, November 11, 2019 at 10:00 hrs. The Central Ceremony commenced at the French Military Cemetery, followed by the main event in front of the WWI Memorial Ossuary of Belgrade Defenders. The ceremony continued by laying wreaths at the WWI Russian Ossuary, whereas the finale was marked by commemoration at the Commonwealth War Cemetery.

The Remembrance Day is commemorated each year on November 11, as a token of remembrance of the WWI armistice signed in the railway wagon in Compiegne (France) and the hostilities formally ended on November 11, 1918 - "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month" In accordance with the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles, each country was obligated to maintain the war cemeteries on their territories, disregarding the religion or nationality. Based on the decision of the SHS Kingdom from 1919, the Municipality of Belgrade secured the areas for French, Italian, Austro-Hungarian and Bulgarian military cemeteries. The cemeteries were constructed by their respective countries in the period between 1928 and 1934. From their establishing until this day, the foreign military cemeteries are treated as separate, ex-territorial units, within the New Cemetery of Belgrade.

WWI Floral Remembrance Symbols