Barcelona’s cemeteries

The city of Barcelona has many cemeteries: amongst them, the cemetery at Montjuïc, at Collserola, Poblenou, Les Corts, Sant Andreu, Sants, Horta and Sarrià – Sant Gervasi. We’re mindful that the cemetery might not be your first choice of place to visit when you go to a foreign city, but actually in cities such as Paris, Rome, Prague, London and of course Barcelona, the cities’ cemeteries can be fascinating, both because of their historical and architectural significance.

Cemeteries of historical and architectural interest

Of the various ceremonies in Barcelona, we’d like to highlight a couple of them, notably the cemetery at Montjuïc and that at Poblenou, both because they have some quite spectacular tombstones and mausoleums of undoubted architectural interest, but also because of the number of illustrious characters from history that are laid to rest in them.

Whilst you can of course visit any of the city’s cemeteries in your own time, there is actually an official ‘Ruta dels Cementiris de Barcelona’ (Barcelona Cemeteries’ Route), which is organised by the ‘Cementiris de Barcelona’, and this would take you on a guided trip of the cemeteries at Poblenou and Montjuïc.

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Montjuïc cemetery
Inaugurated in 1883, the Montjuïc cemetery is named after the hill on which it stands; a beautiful place in Barcelona thanks to its tranquillity and...

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Poblenou cemetery
Located in the Poblenou district, this cemetery was set up in 1775, in order to ease pressure on the already full parish cemeteries in Barcelona. ...

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