Cementerio de Montjuic, Barcelona

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Winding paths, uneven grounds, and a steep, rocky hillside terrain give Cementerio de Montjuic a somewhat unusual flair for a city cemetery. The cemetery first opened in 1883 as the city of Barcelona's main burial ground, with the unusual hillside location selected so as not to crowd housing development. Today it is the final resting place of over a million people, and also features a grand mausoleum. Stroll the grounds and note the many different burial styles, including neo-Gothic graves, earth graves, above-ground coffins, family vaults, sepulchral niches, communal graves, and even cat graves. Be sure to bring a map so you don't lose your way in the enormous site. Arrange to visit Cementerio de Montjuic and other attractions in Barcelona using our Barcelona online travel route planner .
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  • The second and fourth Sundays of the month are free guided tours at 11.15 am (in Catalan and Spanish respectively and also in other languages). In addition you visit the collection of funerary floats, worth seeing. Visits to the cemetery comprise three routes: artistic, historical and combined. Guided tours are also held in the Poblenou Cemetery on the first and fourth Sundays of the month.
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  • Absolutely impressive place. Not only the size of the complex is impressive, but also the architecture of one or the other tomb/tomb and the hillside with a view are probably unique. A worthy burial place. Please note: This is a cemetery, apparently not all visitors have understood this in the past. There is a ban on photography. Be sure to visit the memorial site for the victims of the Franco regime and National Socialism in the southwest of the complex. Arrival best from the metro station Parallel, from there not 10 minutes by bus 21 to the entrance of the cemetery. Those who are well on foot should venture up to the top, from there there is a pedestrian exit towards the Botanical Garden and Olympic grounds. Of course, the whole thing goes the other way.
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  • Some really unique things to see in this cemetery! It was quite difficult for me to get here without a car and I didn’t take a bus. Bad idea. Other than that there were some really cool sculptures!
  • Pretty cool and cooky cemetery. Some of the tombs are monumental. Definitely lots of egos went into some of them. Interesting and quiet place to contemplate the finality of life.
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