The European Cemeteries Route

The European Cemeteries Route is composed of 49 cemeteries in 37 cities in 16 European countries. The European Cemeteries Route is an initiative promoted by the Association of Significant Cemeteries of Europe (ASCE), a not for profit organisation founded with the main objective of preserving cemeteries of special historic and artistic importance in Europe. This route refers to cemeteries as places of life, because it offers places that, as urban spaces, are directly linked to the history and culture of the community they belong to and where many of our references are found. Cemeteries represent unique settings in which to find part of our historical memories, reminders of periods of our local history that communities should not forget and do not want to, and that we have the
duty to preserve and transmit to future generations.