[dropcap]M[/dropcap]ontjuïc Cemetery (Cementiri de Montjuïc in Catalan), is situated on Montjuïc hill facing the sea. When it opened in 1883 it took over from the older Cementiri de Poblenou as the city’s primary cemetery.
The site now contains over one million burials and cremation ashes in 150,000 plots, niches and mausolea.
Several artistic and design movements are reflected in the monuments of the cemetery, including Gothic, Art-Nouveau and Modernisme.
Notable figures at rest in Montjuïc Cemetery include the pianist and composer Isaac Albéniz (1860 – 1909), painter and sculptor Joan Miró (1893 – 1983) and Lluís Companys (1882 – 1940), President of Catalonia, from 1934 and during the Spanish Civil War.
While there is no metro stop nearby, you can catch the 21 bus to reach the cemetery, which is open to the public from 8:00AM – 6:00PM daily.