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Citizens requesting restoration Cartagena Cemetery Remedies (28/10/2015)

Also it asked the Municipal Group in the next plenary session of the City of Cartagena, the accession of the cemetery of the Santa Lucia to the "European Route of Cemeteries."

The "European Cemeteries Route", formed by the Association of Significant Cemeteries in Europe (ASCE), aims to raise awareness of the great European funerary heritage, promoting cultural tourism by offering new spaces, and establishing new links collaboration between European countries and regions.

Pursues also enhance the restoration of the funerary landscape, turn these spaces into a tool of knowledge and continued research and work with clear educational vocation for schools to incorporate it into their cultural views of a dynamic and pedagogical way.

One goal is to offer a cultural product where, uniquely, history, art, nature and memory are intertwined through a variety of routes and European cultural heritage.

From the Municipal Group Cartagena Citizens we believe that the integration of the Cemetery of Our Lady of Remedios, in the district of Santa Lucia, in this network would boost the funerary heritage of the city of Cartagena placing it on a par with other European cemeteries of historical importance and artistic.

According to the Councillor for Citizen in Cartagena, Ana Branch, "the situation artistic continuous degradation and looting that has been subjected this cemetery, forces us to the municipal neglect, to highlight this situation and demand and propose solutions where It is mandatory, in the full City Council, and thus prevent Cemetery remedies become dust and oblivion. "

In this regard, the Municipal Group has already registered a motion at City Hall demanding the restoration of all the main funerary monuments of the Cemetery of Our Lady of Remedios and its adherence to the "European Route of Cemeteries."

This network is currently composed of 60 cemeteries located in 46 cities in 18 European countries.

It notes that the Council of Europe granted in 2010 to "The European Route of Cemeteries" the mention of "European Cultural Route", which was first recognized a cultural itinerary of these features as a shared heritage level European.

Spain is the country most cemeteries Network provides a total of 20, scattered throughout the country: Poblenou (Barcelona) Montjuïc (Barcelona), La Carriona (Aviles), City of Granada, Our Lady of Health ( Córdoba), Our Lady of Almudena (Madrid), English Cemetery in Malaga, Polloe (San Sebastian), General Valencia Municipal Ciriego (Santander), San Sebastian (Sitges), Reus, Municipal Monturque (Cordoba), Modernista Lloret de Mar, Igualada, San Antonio Abad (Alcoy), San Amaro (La Coruna), Bilbao, San Froilán (Lugo), and Arenys de Mar.

Source: Ciudadanos Cartagena

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