Montjuic Cemetery: Barcelona’s Buried Treasures

  • Go on a unique exploration of the cemetery of Montjuic and learn about the historical, economical and social influences that played a key role in its development over the decades from your local guide, Sonia.

  • Duration icon2.5 H
    Participants icon1 - 7
    Offered in English
  • Montjuic Cemetery: Barcelona’s Buried Treasures

  • Go on a unique exploration of the cemetery of Montjuic and learn about the historical, economical and social influences that played a key role in its development over the decades from your local guide, Sonia.

  • Duration icon2.5 H
    Participants icon1 - 7
    Offered in English
  • Offered in English
  • Meet your host, Sonia M
    Photo of Sonia M

    I’m a nature loving and hiking enthusiast from London living in Barcelona. I’ve been guiding people around the city and around the lesser known parts of the city for half a decade. A keen explorer I have travelled all of Spain, the USA and Africa. Barcelona has so much to offer and I look forward to sharing my passion and knowledge.

  • What you will see and do

    The cemetery opened its gates to the deceased in 1883. In 2008 the authorities began tours in Catalan and Spanish but there is no information, anecdotes nor tours in English until NOW. Aside from the tour I’ll be taking you on, I’ll let you in some of the secrets, traditions and the hidden and least talked tales of the angels and demons of Montjuic. Not just a cemetery it’s a showpiece of 19th-century modernism.

    We’ll meet by Parallel metro station (green line) and catch the bus to the cemetery where we’ll begin our artistic walk and exploration of the cemetery of Montjuic. I’ll talk a little about the history of the area and the cemetery itself and about the historical, economical and social influences that played a key role in its development over the decades.

    There are a number of gravesites and burials that have a distinctive design and or story behind them. We’ll follow a planned artistic route covering 37 of the most famous graves. The route will provide us with some interesting views of the seaport and Mediterranean as well as some lovely views of the cemetery itself which is made up of 57 acres and over 150,000 graves and mausoleums.

  • Included iconWhat's included

    Guided tour of the cemetery and it’s history
  • Not included iconWhat's not included

    Refreshments
  • Policy iconCancellation policy

  • We’ll meet outside the Ría money exchange. It’s a big shop on the corner colored orange outside parallel metro station. If arriving by metro take the exit for Rhonda San Pau

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