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A stroll through Montjuic Cemetery is like walking through a silent city where the leading architects and sculptors used talent and passion to make their clients’ final resting places as impressive and inspiring as their town houses in the Eixample.
Designed by Leandro Albareda as a monumental city of silence, representing the city's history, cultural value and art, the vast Montjuïc Cemetery harmoniously covers a surface area of 56 hectares on the seaward side of Montjuïc Hill.
This peaceful place contains works by Josep M. Jujol, Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Lluis Domenech i Muntaner, Josep Llimona, Rosend Nobas and Eusebi Arnau, among others…
Here their artistry and skill in stone, wrought metal, glass and marble shows how hope, light, love and beauty come face to face with the finality of death.
Many eminent Barcelona personalities –revolutionaries, utopians, aristicrats and conservatives– are buried here, including the former president of the Catalan Government, Francesc Macià, the musician Isaac Albéniz and the artists Ramon Casas, Santiago Rusiñol and Joan Miró.
More than 4,000 republicans and Catalan nationalists were buried in the common grave of the “Fossar de la Pedrera” after their execution by Franco’s forces.
The managing company “Cementiris de Barcelona” offers guided tours, one visiting tombs of historical interest, another visiting artistically interesting tombs.
The following video gives a sensitive portrayal of Montjuïc Cemetery.
How to get to Montjuïc Cemetery Montjuic Cemetery is open to the public from Monday to Sunday: 8.00 to 18.00 The address and telephone number are: c/ Mare de Déu de Port, 56-58. 08038 Barcelona Tel. 934.841.970 To get there by public transport take the 21 Bus which runs daily between Avda. Paral·lel and El Prat. On public holidays the 107 bus runs inside the cemetery.