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Cementiri de Montjuïc, Barcelona

(4.6/5 based on 85+ 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 beautiful cementery built on a hill with truly monumental tombs. It is in a somewhat isolated area, although there is a direct bus from Sants train station to an avenue closeby (number 109). Be sure...  more »
  • Such a massive and overwhelming location. We had seen it driving in and returned to see it up close. You don't realize how huge it is until you are standing amongst all the crypts. 150,000 plots and s...  more »
  • The cemetry is a very interesting and special place to visit. We walked in from the side of the olympic village and wound our way through the many many stone walls, with rows of family plots, all with...  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