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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  • This gorgeous cemetery is perched on a hill across from the bay and just begs to be toured. The tombs are unlike any we’ve ever seen and the history is palpable but the place has a serenity that you d...  more »
  • I found myself at random. Interesting for those who love literature. Breathtaking.
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  • Wonderful location for a calm walk. This location provides one of a kind view over the whole city of Barcelona where one can easily get away from the noise of the big city organize a picnic or go to practice sports. It just next to the lovely botanical garden as well as next to a not so well known venue "Casa de Migdia" where one can see traditional live music from Andalusia every Sunday.
  • As beautiful as cemetaries get. Huge and an incredibly quiet spot in the big city. Check opening times!
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