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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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  • Cemetery with some amazing tombs and and artistic monuments one short bus ride from the centre must see be prepared with some drinks not much shade but occasionally there is little caves to sit out of...  more »
  • Make time to spend an hour or two here while you're in Barcelona. It's a bit out of the way but not too bad if you take the bus. The monuments and massive mausoleums make it feel more like a miniature...  more »
  • We took a guided tour and walked from the bottom with beautiful graves with gothic angels to the very top with modern burials. Learned a lot about history and culture. Recommended!  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