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                                "The Montjuïc Cemetery" 

The Montjuïc Cemetery  was created in response to a major population increase and the strong economic climate apparent in Barcelona in the first half of the 19th century. The Poblenou Cemetery was clearly insufficient and could no longer be extended due to its location in an area undergoing significant urban development.

The Montjuïc Cemetery was opened on 17 March 1883 by the mayor of Barcelona, Rius i Taulet. The cemetery project formed part of a programme of improvements undertaken by the mayor to expand the city, an endeavour which would later culminate in the 1888 Universal Exhibition. The cemetery reflects the innovative and industrial trends that characterised the city of Barcelona at the end of the century.

As such a awful places there are FREE guided tours offered, called "THE TRAIL OF THE CEMETERIES"

The Montjuïc Cemetery Route is organised chronologically from 1883 to 1936. 

Visit the Tour Webpage:


The routes give you an idea of the artistic heritage and history of Montjuïc Cemetery
The artistic heritage and history of Montjuïc Cemetery, opened in 1883, is unknown by many who live here. Now, Cementiris de Barcelona have begun the three Montjuïc, Dreams of Barcelona tours, so you can find out more.

The artistic route includes 40 graves and tombs, including mausoleums and sculptures of different styles: Modernista, neo-Egyptian, realist, neo-gothic, and more. The aim is to demonstrate the great diversity of the funerary monuments in the cemetery.

Another tour is of the 48 graves and tombs belonging to important figures in Barcelona at the end of the 19th century to the early 20th century.

These include the graves of Buenaventura Durruti, Francisco Ascaso, Francesc Cambó, Lluís Companys, Francesc Macià, Isaac Albèniz and Santiago

The third route of 37 graves and tombs combines artistic and historic interest. This tour is free the second and fourth Sunday of every month, at 11am.

These tours of Montjuïc Cemetery complement those running, since 2004.

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Official Barcelona cemetery webpage:
Here you can find more information, such as opening hours, map, how to get to, etc.

                    "A Walk in the Cemetery of Poblenou"

Poblenou Cemetery Route is about a visit of Barcelona in the nineteenth century through the different cemeteries and characters buried there.
The Path is, in short, a brief but fantastic and evocative reconstruction of one hundred years of history. A journey that begins in 1775, when the bishop Climent blessed the new funeral premises and ends with the Universal Exhibition of 1888. The tour consists of 29 sculptured graves properly marked.
Free guided tours:
1st Sunday of the month:
10:30 a.m. (Catalan)
12:30 p.m. (Spanish)

3rd Sunday of the month:
10:30 a.m. (Spanish)
12:30 p.m. (Catalan)

Official site: 

More Info of what for graves to find "Website Find a Grave":

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