Text: Concha Catalán / Laura Cuesta. Data and maps: Alejandro Zappala. With the assistance of Martin Virtel and Marta Martínez. The year 1958 witnessed the beginning of a macabre exercise as lorries transported the remains of people killed during the Civil War along the roads of Spain. The objective was to use them to fill … Continue reading The Bodies in the Valle de los Caídos: An Analysis of their Origins By Municipality
This entry served as the basis for the article Estos son los otros muertos del Valle de los Caídos published by Juan Miguel Baquero in eldiario.es on 1 September 2018. The so-called “Valle de los Caídos” (Valley of the Fallen), built to commemorate the Spanish Civil War and opened to the public on 1 April … Continue reading The People Buried in the Valle de los Caídos: Where did they die?
If the current plans are implemented, the remains of the Dictator Francisco Franco will soon be exhumed from the so-called “Valle de los Caídos” or “Valley of the Fallen.” The mausoleum, erected to commemorate the Spanish Civil War, is the largest mass-grave in Spain. It opened to the public on 1 April 1959, on the 20th anniversary … Continue reading Who else is buried in the “Valle de los Caídos”?