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Cementiri de Montjuïc, Barcelona
(4.6/5 based on 75+ 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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  • This cemetery is really splendid by the extraordinary character of these vaults. There is erected a monument in honor of the dead for FRANCE
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  • When we go to the cemetery of Montjuïc, this isn't for nothing. First, it is a place of contemplation and prayers but it is also an architectural and artistic treasure fabulous. Allow time and good shoes, there is a bus that did the trick but there are also getting lost in the aisles to discover unexpected treasures, there are also organized tours
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  • We had four hours to use during a wait for a train, so we took a taxi to the top of the cemetery and then walked down the stairs, wandering around the tombs, mausoleums and amazing structures. There a...  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