Cemetery Of Poblenou, Barcelona

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Poblenou Cemetery (Cementerio de Pueblo Nuevo in Spanish, Cementiri de Poblenou in Catalan) is located in the neighbourhood of the same name in Barcelona. It is also called East Cemetery (Cementiri de l'Est) or General Cemetery (Cementiri General). It is located in calle de Taulat, with the main entrance at Avenida Icària.

The first cemetery at this location was opened in 1775, as the state of churchyard graves inside the old city was considered insanitary. It was opened by the Bishop of Barcelona Josep Climent i Avinent as the first cemetery built outside the city's perimeter wall.

After the first cemetery was destroyed by Napoleon's troops in 1813, the Italian architect Antonio Ginesi was commissioned to rebuild it, and the new site was consecrated by Bishop Pau de Sitjar i Ruata on 15 April 1819.

The cemetery consists of two sections: at the front Ginesi created egalitarian terraces of burial niches, while at the rear there is an area of individual monuments and mausolea, crafted for the aesthetic tastes and aspirations of the wealthy bourgeoisie, merchants and manufacturers of the city.
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  • Location: West of the city, near the zoo. Price: free This is an active cemetery so be respectful. The entrance of the cemetery is typical European with walls of gravestones dedicated to...  more »
  • It's a good cemetery like many like this with the large grave stones. One in Paris is much better and seen better in South America  more »
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  • You must visit this place, even it is not a tourist attraction. We spend here around 2 hours, justbefore our flight. So many interesting sculptures, including "kiss of death". At entry you may found a map with more attractive parts of cemetery. But keep in mind working time of cemetery
  • Beautiful cemetery with incredible sculptures. The walls are full of vibrant memorials and it is very serene. The Neogothic section is breathtaking.

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