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From All Saints Day, November 1st, the municipal cemetery of Porto da Cruz will be shut down due to lack of space.

According to a notice issued by Machico City Council, published today, “deceased persons in the parish of Porto da Cruz will be buried in the Machico Municipal Cemetery (Água de Pena), leaving families exempt from the fees due for the inhumation of the City Council”.

The issue of lack of space in this cemetery had already been raised earlier this summer. On July 2, 2019, the DIARY reported the concern of the President of the Parish Council , Duarte Fernandes, who warned of the need for the requalification of the cemetery and to the “lack of space”.