Cementiri de Montjuïc. Montjuic cemetery

Address
Carrer de la Mare de Déu de Port, 54, 08038, Barcelona
City District
Sants-Montjuic: Montjuïc
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Cementiri de Montjuïc. Montjuic cemetery
Cementiri de Montjuïc. Barcelona's biggest and main cemetery is Cementiri de Montjuïc which is on the slopes of Montjuïc hill. Montjuïc hill situated on the southwestern border of Barcelona city. Pictures Montjuic Cemetery. Barcelona's biggest cemetery. The name Montjuic is thought to originate from "Mountain of the Jews," in reference to the ancient Jewish cemetery on Montjuic hill which no longer exists. On the location of the ancient Jewish cemetery is today a city park.

The current Montjuic cemetery contains around 150,000 burial plots, niches and mausolea with around 1 million remains in burials and cremation ashes. Montjuic cemetery was opened in1883 when the former Barcelona cemetary of Poblenou became too small.

The Montjuic cemetery is managed by Cementiris de Barcelona S.A who offer guided tours. Notable graves include Joan Gamper, founder of FC Barcelona football club, Ildefons Cerdà i Sunyer who designed the 19th-century 'extension' of Barcelona called the Eixample area and artist Joan Miró i Ferrà to name a few.

The Fossar de la Pedrera (Cemetery of the Quarry) is located on Montjuïc hill in the Sants-Montjuïc district of Barcelona and forms part of the Montjuïc Cemetery. It was used as a mass grave for 4,000 victims of Spain's White Terror. In Spain, the White Terror, also known as The Francoist Repression (la Represión Franquista) was the series of political crimes committed by the Nationalist faction during the Spanish Civil War (17 July 1936 – 1 April 1939), and during the first decade of Francisco Franco's dictatorship. There is now a memorial on the site and since 1985, the site also houses the remains of Lluís Companys, the 123rd President of Catalonia, who was executed in the Fossa le la Pedrera by the Francoist regime on 15 October 1940. 
The Montjuic cemetery museum and Col·lecció de Carrosses al Cementiri de Montjuïc is a collection of antique funeral carriages and hearses. To get there take public transport bus 21.



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