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At Stelae we aim to provide families with the funeral service that best suits their needs, which is why we complement our direct cremation options with the opportunity to choose from a range of simple and environmentally friendly services for ashes. Just decide what to do with your loved one's ashes and we'll take care of everything.

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Price options for the final destination of ashes

Direct cremation is the simplest and most cost effective funeral service, but once cremated, what should you do with your loved one's ashes?

At Stelae there are different options available for the ashes in order to give you the most comprehensive service with direct cremation. We have a range of environmentally friendly alternatives so that you can give your loved one a sustainable farewell in accordance with their wishes and preferences of the family.

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Stelae NATURA

This includes the Stelae Comfort direct cremation service (only available for deaths in Catalonia), as well as the burial of your loved one' s ashes in the Camino del Bosque (in the Roques Blanques Regional Cemetery). This is an ecological space.

What's included:
Service price€2,295
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Stelae MAR

This includes the Stelae Comfort cremation service (only available for deaths in Catalonia), plus the scattering of your loved one's ashes at sea.

What's included:
Service price€2,445
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Stelae MEMORIAL

Incluye el servicio de cremación directa Stelae Comfort (sólo disponible para defunciones en Cataluña), así como el esparcimiento de las cenizas en el Jardín del Reposo, de forma respetuosa con el medio ambiente.

What's included:
Service price€2,100

Frequently asked questions about the cremation service with burial of ashes

Can I be present at the burial of my loved one's ashes?

Depending on the direct burial service you contract with Stelae, you may be able to be present during the process. In the Stelae Elite service it is possible for the family member who contracts the service to be present at the crematorium, but not in the Stelae Soft or Stelae Comfort services. The latter case is the one that applies to our services for the final destination of the ashes.

Can I throw my loved one’s ashes into the sea?

In Spain it is possible to scatter the ashes of a loved one at sea, provided that you have the relevant permits and meet certain requirements. Otherwise, it is an environmental offence and carries heavy fines.

  • A permit must be granted by the Directorate General of the Merchant Navy (DGMM), which is part of the Ministry of Transport and Sustainable Mobility, or by the corresponding body in the corresponding autonomous community.
  • An approved biodegradable urn must be used (do not scatter the ashes directly into the water or in a conventional urn).

The process must be carried out by an authorised funeral company, as it is very difficult to obtain permits if you do it yourself.

Why can the price of burials vary?

The space required for a cemetery grave is not the same as for a grave for ashes. Therefore, the price of the burial can change. Other factors also have an influence, such as municipal taxes, the length of the concession of the space, the additional funeral services that are contracted (maintenance, for example) or the rates of each funeral company.

At Stelae, not only can you take out a direct cremation service, but we can also take care of other matters such as the transfer of ashes inside and outside Spain.

What is included in Stelae's burial of ashes service?

Depending on the type of direct cremation service plus final ash destination you choose at Stelae, the services included may vary. All options include:

  • Collection from the place of death
  • Coffin suitable for cremation (basic-range)
  • Arrangement and processing of legal documentation
  • Transfer to the crematorium
  • Cremation in one of our funeral facilities in Catalonia (with or without attendance)
  • Urn (there are different options)
  • Custody of the urn
  • Delivery at home or to the Roques Blanques Reginal Cemetery 
  • Telephone bereavement counselling
  • Legal assistance

The additional services may vary for each type of service, as it depends on whether it is a burial in the cemetery itself, whether it is a special burial or whether the ashes are scattered elsewhere. At Stelae you can also hire the cremation and transfer service.

How do I choose the right location for the final destination of the ashes?

Personal and family wishes, geographical location and your budget are factors to take into account when choosing the destination for the ashes of a loved one.

What documentation do I need to arrange a direct cremation service including a final destination for the ashes?

Each autonomous community has its own regulations regarding the handling of ashes after the death of a loved one. It must also be taken into account what is stated by the municipal ordinances regarding the environment and cemeteries.

In general, however, the following documents must be provided in order to arrange a service for the burial of ashes:

  • Cremation certificate
  • DNI (identity card) of the person requesting the service.

At Stelae we take care of the management and processing legal paperwork.