Cementerio De MontjuicCurrently Closed
- Address: Carrer de la Mare de Déu de Port, 56 - 58, 08038 Barcelona, Spain, 08038
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +34-934841970
- Fax: +34-932965466
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Cemetery, Landmarks, Community And Government, Cemeteries
Located on the rocky slopes of Montjuïc hill, this Cemetery is one of its kind in Spain. It is really beautiful to look at and offers you a great view of the city. Amongst the locals, it is also known as Cementiri del Sud-oest or Cementiri de Montjuïc.It opened in the year 1883 in the month of march as the main cemetery of Barcelona. It is quite huge and contains over a million of burials and a lot of place for allotted plots. All in all, it is a great place to remember the dead and is a must visit for the beauty.
- Visit to the cemetery, including the guided tours are free.
- Entry is free.
- Guided tours only on 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month: 11:00 am (in Catalan), 11:15 am (in Spanish)
- By Bus: Lines 21,23, 37, 107, 109, 193
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Drove past on our way to the airport. Really sorry to have missed visiting it earlier. It is a spectacular sight.
Amazing place. So much history here. I came to visit the burial place of my great grandfather and walked the entire place. Highly recommend.
Having visited many cemeteries around the world, Cementiri de Montjuïc is easily the most beautiful. Entrance to the cemetery is free but there is also a museum that can be visited for a nominal fee. Taking a car is recommended as the complex is VERY large and could probably even be considered its own village based on the number of “inhabitants.” There are several bus stops and directions within the park so you won’t get lost. There are many historic crypts and a seemingly endless sea of walls which are stacked with tombstones. The view from the top was beautiful and included the mountains, coastline and the port. I would recommend that you definitely take some time to walk around the historic tomb area (there are plenty of placards to indicate where they are so you can’t miss them) and enjoy the beautiful foliage that has been planted nearby. My friends and I spent over an hour driving through the cemetery and even stepped out of the car a few times to get a closer look at some of the interesting burials but still didn’t manage to see the whole place! There are guided tours and at the base of the complex there is a museum which includes a large collection of historic hearse vehicles. Overall, Cementiri de Montjuïc was very interesting and beautiful. If you are ever visiting Barcelona, definitely consider taking the time to drive through and enjoy the location and view that is offered by this cemetery.
One of th most beautiful cemetery i've been. But beware of seagulls. Because there's a lot of theirs nest, so they will attack you if you'll getting closer.
It's amazing how each major city dealt with the situation of too many dead people, we need a solution. Thousands of family graves engraved in each level, staircase and every possible spot, some historical, other artistic and some of them both. Definitely worth checking out if you're into the gothic rhythms of barcelona.