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Cementiri de Montjuïc, Barcelona
Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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... read more »
Vreemd om in zo'n dodendorp te lopen. Te voet de vele trappen op en het blijft maar komen. Precies appartementsgebouwen. Heel interessant is de herdenkingsplaats voor de gestorvenen onder Franco: de F... read more »Strange to kill in such a village to run. The many stairs on foot and it just keeps coming. Exactly apartment buildings. Very interesting is the Memorial place for the dead under Franco: the Fossar de la Prederea. You will be speechless. A vibrant city with a heavy history.show original
Questo luogo mi ha incantato ! Premetto che in questo viaggio a Barcellona ho seguito i percorsi raccontati da Ruiz Zafòn nella sua trilogia di: Il cimitero dei libri dimenticati- Il gioco dell'angelo... read more »This place I simply loved! Let me start by saying that this trip to Barcelona I followed the paths as told by Ruiz, Zafon in his trilogy: the cemetery of forgotten books-the Angel's game etc. The stories develop in this city "somber" and mysterious where the Montjuic cemetery is quoted often, I couldn't help but see him, really impressed me, see this cemetery with graves ordered almost a condominium, stone walls, other monumental tombs and scenic, stone ladders. Abarbicato over the mountain from which you can see the sea. So definitely worth a visit. P.s. Also Almodovar used as sets, in a scene from the famous "all about my mother". Exciting!show original
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.
Really impressive. I was surprised!
beautyfull place. can see from our villa
Looks good but it closes in the evening
Rober Rguez Herradorvery goodshow original
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