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Cementiri de Montjuïc, Barcelona

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Winding paths, uneven grounds, and a steep, rocky hillside terrain give Cementiri de Montjuïc 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. Plan to visit Cementiri de Montjuïc and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Barcelona attractions using our Barcelona trip builder.
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  • Always caught my attention the cemeteries and finally we have managed to make a combined guided visit which was explaining the history of the cemetery and some of the major modernist graves for two long hours. The guide in Spanish that explained everything, Karma, a crack, from beginning to end we delighted with a real kind of very pleasant and interesting history! These routes are free of the second and fourth Sunday of month in the morning. While it is true that there are many graves damaged, we must not forget that they are private property. For me it is a must-see, that Yes, in summer in full sun and mosquitoes that there must be flowers and standing water, would you think me.
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  • What a nice place, for our second visit to Barcelona we spent almost all our time output of the cruise. We have taken a taxi from the dock to cruise for 10 euros we were driving through the official entrance to the cemetery. Stop bathroom and a guard kindly gave us a plan of the cemetery. The never seen terms architecture we have been dazzled by so much grandeur and beauty. Have good walking shoes and water and especially camera. We are mounted to the top and back down the other side to back to feet and Olympic facilities to our cruise ship.
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  • Best seen from the seaward side, actually from the Ronda Litoral, mix of funerary monuments and mausoleums and holes in the wall for ossuaries. It's huge. It's solemn. It's actually quite fun to see t...  more »
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  • I went to this place with a couple of my friends and took lots of pictures. This ancient cemetery is very fascinating. Classic and Gothic designs inspired the early monuments. There are also a few that were influenced by the Art Noveau movement. You can see this cemetery if you are driving down the freeway on your way to downtown Barcelona from the airport. The steep slopes of the hillside give Montjuïc its unique character. It's a great place to hike and explore.
  • Great views of the city from the top.
  • Really impressive. I was surprised!
  • beautyfull place. can see from our villa
  • Looks good but it closes in the evening