Memorial ossuaries as buildings began to be built between the two world wars, and more intensely after World War II. Basically, they are a special type of tombs (chapels), usually with symbolic content and are shaped into monumental objects. During the above stated period, memorials of this kind were built in several places in the country (Veles, Kavadarci, Strumica, Kichevo, etc.) The memorial ossuary in Kichevo is located in the center of the city, on the hill called Kitino Kale.
The facility was built in honor of the fallen fighters in the People’s Liberation War from the Kichevo region. Its construction was completed in 1968. The building houses the remains of 511 fighters (196 of whom are not from the Kichevo region), including national heroes Mirko Milevski and Ibe Palikukja.
It is a building in a semi-circular shape built of processed stone concrete, a roofed concrete slab on pillars and a widely arranged plateau.
A bronze relief is placed on the wall of the Ossuary, made by the sculptor Jordan Grabuloski. It depicts motives of fights with the enemy, mourning the victims, and carrying the wounded.
Above the ossuary is a plateau overlooking the city and the wider landscape.
The Union of Fighters regularly celebrates the Day of the Uprising by visiting the Memorial Ossuary in Kichevo.
If you are visiting the building by car, keep in mind that the nearest parking lot is 5-10 minutes away on foot.