Discovering the cemeteries of Barcelona | Cultural Heritage. Goverment of Catalonia.


1. Panteó Juncosa. Cementiri de Montjuïc (Foto: Cementiris de Barcelona)
2. El Petó de la Mort. Cementiri de Poblenou (Foto: Cementiris de Barcelona)

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Discovering the cemeteries of Barcelona

Poblenou and Montjuïc organise special visits for All Souls' Day
Amongst the tombs and mausoleums, cemeteries often contain jewels of architecture and other outstanding items of heritage. Take advantage of the special guided visits that are organised for All Souls' to discover two of the most important ones in Barcelona, Montjuïc and Poblenou.

Since 1883 Montjuïc cemetery has covered an area of 53 hectares. In addition to funeral architecture of great value it also has the only hearse collection in Europe. Sign up for one of the guided daily tours that are organised. You can choose between the artistic tour, the historical tour, the combined tour, or the guided tour of the hearse collection.

The cemetery was designed by the Italian architect Antonio Gineri in 1775 and, while Neoclassical in style, has elements of Egyptian inspiration. The cemetery has two areas, the original one, and a second one that was built during the 19th century. Its nooks and corners reveal items of great artistic and historical. A dramatised guided night visit is organised for All Souls'. Your hosts, from the late 19th century and early 20th century, will show you the cemetery's most outstanding tombs.

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