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Cementiri de Montjuïc, Barcelona
(4.6/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A huge cemetery on the mountain with beautiful views. Dimensions I put into graveyard stupor when I was there one in twilight and could not find a way out and found him in the area of cargo seaport, where surrounded me only with trailers and buses) To the cemetery even public transport, there are stop. A very interesting place, there are many old graves, beautiful vaults in the Gothic style.
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  • Not usually visit cemeteries often but this cemetery deserved it visit by all their works artistic in cemeteries and mausoleums and also by their views on the port and the city. The cemetery is huge and there is that be prepared to walk much... and costs above! I was surprised very much and I hope to return another day and make one of three guided tours offered to learn more about this mythical cemetery of Barcelona. The 21 bus leaves you right at the door and you can catch it in Drassanes or Paral•lel.
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  • We did a tour in which you explore the most outstanding tombs of the cemetery. I hurt see in that State is found some mauseolos, with chips, elements decorative that have been paragraphs to avoid some wrong greater, etc... Moreover, the visit is interesting, which give you information and explain you curious anecdotes. Enjoyable visit the Museum of ancient floats, within the grounds of the cemetery.
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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