WDEC 2023 at the Cemetery of Montjuïc

Cemetery of Montjuïc (Barcelona, Spain)
This year, Cementiris de Barcelona joins the Week of Discovering European Cemeteries with the 1st Orienteering in Montjuïc Cemetery.

About the event

1st Orienteering in Montjuïc CemeteryThe 1st Orienteering in Montjuïc Cemetery (Barcelona, Spain) will take place on Saturday, 27 May 2023, at 18:00. The organization of the event has been carried out in collaboration with COC, the Catalan Orienteering Club.

The race will take place in the afternoon taking advantage of the daylight and when there are no other visitors. Despite wanting to bring the cemetery closer to new activities and audiences, we must also guarantee daily services.

Orienteering requires navigational skills for using a map and compass to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain whilst moving at speed. Participants are given a specially prepared topographical map which they have to follow to complete the activity in the shortest time. 

Monjuïc Cemetery, thanks to its size and intricate structure, becomes the perfect spot for an Orienteering. In order to maximize the number of participants, several levels will be offered. Thus, professional runners, beginners and families with children can be part of it.

Nothing like it has ever been done and it is a very original idea for exposing the cemeteries in a different perspective to all their visitors.

Registration required

The Orienteering is a free activity and prior registration is required.
For further information visit https://cementirimontjuic.clubcoc.cat/cat/