Cemetery of Montjuïc (Barcelona, Spain)

Cemetery of Montjuïc (Barcelona, Spain)
Previously known as the South-West cemetery, Montjuïc was inaugurated on March the 17th 1883, following a project by the architect Leandro Albareda.

The Montjuïc cemetery, a monument of monuments

The biggest regarding the number of graves and works of art. It holds an immense richness of funeral art which shows, in its extraordinary diversity, the different ambitions, aspirations and fears from the citizens of Barcelona as the years went by. 

Barcelona and the Cemetery of Montjuïc

At the cemetery of Montjuïc history and sacrality, what is sacred and what is profane, come together. Human conflicts and cultural values that make up the individual consciousness and and collective identity are represented, framed within the new modern sensibility. The industrial and technological society has a conflictive relationship with spiritualy and, particularly, with death and divinity.

In this delicate meeting point of history and sacrality resides the fact that the cemetery of Montjuïc is one of the symbolic spaces most important in the city.

 

Contacts

Cemetery of Montjuïc
C/Mare de Deu del Port, 54-58
08038 Barcelona
Spain

Tel. 934841700

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: from 8:00 to 18:00

Tourist information

www.barcelonaturisme.com
www.bcn.es