Montjuïc Cemetery

Cementiri de Montjuïc

Huge Montjuïc (or southwestern, del Sud-oest) cemetery covers almost the whole slope of the hill overlooking the sea. It started functioning in 1883, and is a resting place for many famous people. Here one can find the graves of engineer Ildefons Cerdá, who defined the image of Barcelona in the 19th century, poet Jacint Verdaguer, artists Ramon Casas, Santiago Rusiñol and Joan Miró, the founder of FC “Barcelona” Joan Gamper, two presidents of the Catalan Republic – Francesc Maciá and Lluis Companys. The last one was executed by the francoists after their victory in the Civil war in 1940, in the Montjuïc Castle, which is situated a bit further uphill. Many of the executed republicans were eventually buried at this very cemetery in unmarked graves. The last burial of this kind took place in 1974. So as at the Poblenou Cemetery, poor Barcelonans had an opportunity to be buried only in multilayered stone niches. Well-off bourgeois of the end of the 19th- the beginning of the 20th centuries ordered splendid tombstones from such famous sculptors as Eusebi Arnau or Josep Maria Jujol. It is possible to see the tombstones by choosing one of three special tours.

Address: Carrer de la Mare de Deu de Port, 56-58
Opening hours: daily 8 am - 6 pm
How to reach: from metro Paral•lel by bus 21
Coordinates: 41.354375, 2.149025