RELEASE: The best cemeteries in Spain receive their award in the renowned Funespaña cemetery contest

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RELEASE: The best cemeteries in Spain receive their award in the renowned Funespaña cemetery contest

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Madrid, November 23, 2022.

Valencia, Bilbao, Asturias, Cantabria and Redondela have been the municipalities and regions awarded awards for the art, history and environmental policy of their cemeteries. It has been an expected gala, after two years of hiatus, this contest is one of the most important cultural events in the funeral sector. The act presented by Ana Blanco, has recognized the historical, social, artistic and patrimonial interest of Spanish cemeteries

Funespaña, one of the most important funeral service business groups in the country, has recently held its institutional and sectoral awards ceremony for the VII edition of its famous Spanish Cemeteries Contest in Madrid. There have been a total of five winning Spanish cemeteries decided by a jury made up of professionals from the funeral sector and specialists in art, history and the environment, in five different categories with the aim of promoting the participating cemeteries as an artistic, patrimonial and tourist resource.1 . Best Cemetery: Municipal Cemetery of Valencia2. Best environmental initiative: Bilbao Municipal Cemetery3. Best monument: La Carriona de Asturias Municipal Cemetery4. Best public activity carried out in the cemetery: Ballena de Castro Urdiales Cemetery, Cantabria5. Popular vote for the "most beautiful cemetery": Os Eidos de Redondela Cemetery The event was presented and hosted by the renowned TVE journalist Ana Blanco, and was attended by Alberto Ortiz, president of Funespaña; Ramón Llaona, the new CEO of Funespaña; Jesús Pozo, journalist expert in the funeral sector and director of the magazine Adiós cultural; managers of the insurance and funeral sector; as well as different institutional personalities from the award-winning town halls and cemeteries."At Funespaña we believe that we must preserve and recover the artistic and monumental resources that cemeteries in Spain have, put their role in place in society due to their historical, artistic, demographic value , anthropological, tourist and economic.In addition to its symbolic language, its architecture, landscapes, botany or its illustrious characters, which offer us an important cultural resource that allows us to talk about the past and the afterlife with beautiful forms. The cemetery contest demonstrates our commitment to people and society", declared Ramón Llaona, general director of Funespaña. The awards ceremony took place in the Simón Bolívar room located on the second floor of the Palacio de Linares, rich in artistic details. from Casa America. After the awards ceremony, a subsequent cocktail took place in the Embajadores room, the former ballroom of the Palacio de Linares. Since the first edition of the competition, in 2014, this Spanish Cemetery Competition has become one of the most important cultural events in the funeral sector and a benchmark for city councils, which have spent years prioritizing the care of their cemeteries and promoting them as integrated spaces in the city that deserve to be visited. The initiative seeks to recognize the historical, social, artistic and patrimonial interest of Spanish cemeteries. Funespaña and the magazine "Adiós cultural" have carried out important work to raise awareness among citizens about the patrimonial importance that the enclosures house. As a result of the enormous media repercussion of the previous calls, they have managed to promote cemeteries as tourist resources in the participating towns, to claim them as places full of life and the memory of the people who inhabited them.

Contact Contact name: Prensa Funespaña Contact description: Prensa Funespaña Contact telephone number: 916611737

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