San Cataldo Cemetery (Modena, Italy)

The cemetery of San Cataldo consists both of an ancient and a recent part. The ancient one was carried out by architect Cesare Costa from 1858 to 1876 and contains a lot of artistic great value handmade while the recent one was built on the basis of architect Aldo Rossi's project. The cemetery of Aldo Rossi is an analogical route through the collective images of the "house of the dead". The building, today partially completed, is structured in such a way as to confine wide green spaces further marked by a criss-cross of pedestrian paths. The various building complexes run parallel to each other towards the central "vertebral" axis which objectively, almost "physically", links the orientational lines of this section of the project. The rhythmic articulation of the openings, framed by the cold neatness of the surrounding walls are to this day interrupted in counterpoint only by the central cubic element destined for the ossuary which, when the works have been completed, will be in visual balance with the conic tower of the common grave, also thanks to a decisive colour differentiation of the walls, instrumental for clear perception and identification within the sphere of the surrounding townscape.


San Cataldo Cemetery
Via San Cataldo
41100 MODENA
Phone: +39 059 334103

Opening hours
from October 25th to November 8th
from 8.30 to 17.30
from January to March and
from October to November
from 8.00 to 12.00 and
from 14.00 to 16.00
From April to September
from 8.00 to 12.00 and
from 15.00 to 17.30
For Christmas and on December 31st
from 8.00 to 12.30

Transport from the centre
Bus: 2 from the Railway Station
5 from the Bus Station
From the motorway: 
tangenziale Pirandello exit 11

Points of interest


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