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many and moving memorials

This burial site is unusually mostly built up rather than dug down. The multi story apartments for... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2018
Terry C
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Greater Hobart, Australia
Fascinating and well maintained

The cemetery is really well maintained and signposted. The iconic "Kiss of Death" statue/headstone... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2017
Hani_Rae
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Jun 3, 2018
“many and moving memorials”
Aug 29, 2017
“Fascinating and well maintained ”
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

This burial site is unusually mostly built up rather than dug down. The multi story apartments for the departed, with their sad indications of loss, and either careful attention or even more moving neglect are different to the usual sights in such a place. Many...More

Thank Terry C
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

The cemetery is really well maintained and signposted. The iconic "Kiss of Death" statue/headstone was particularly worth seeing. It's a very peaceful place and contains some really beautiful, if melancholic, art.

Thank Hani_Rae
Reviewed August 22, 2017

I often visit cemeteries when travelling in Great Britan or Ireland. I have never seen an urn cemetery before. Not actually a tourstis attraction but still an interesting place to see.

Thank Ann V
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Historical place. Made me think of life and family. It was interesting to look at the gravestones and hear the whispers from past. Had to trop few tears also.

Thank Miia L
Reviewed February 14, 2017

My teenage daughter suggested to go to this place and I'm glad she did. Stonework was beautiful but also mixed in were many interesting unique takes on mortality

Thank richfng
Reviewed December 7, 2016

Poblenou Cemetery was on my tour list for my visit to Barcelona. I visited on the second day of my Hop on Hop Off tour. It was supposed to be right off Stop #7 on the Red Barcelona City Tour East Route. Unfortunately for me,...More

Thank SheikPaul
Reviewed October 22, 2016

Very interesting how they are buried in Spain. They bring the coffin on a cart, place them in a 7 story high burial niches. The flowers are placed in front of the door which is cemented shut. Very old sculptures from the 1800's and small...More

Thank Janice G
Reviewed October 17, 2016

This site is still a cemetery, but as well it tells the story of different styles of architects and sculpturers from the 1770's to the 1880's. The cemetery is active on social media, has an app + guided visits on some sundays.

Thank Gunnar G
Reviewed September 6, 2016

Coming from Denmark I have never seen a cemetery like Poblenou Cemetery. It is like small boxes on top of each other for as long as you can see. Get a map at the entrance and experience the 30 sites described. Don't forget number 30...More

Thank JBPurgerFrb
Reviewed June 30, 2016

So where to begin... Our Mercedes driver could barely navigate the tight turns without tearing off his side view mirrors! There was one section where the only thing separating us from certain death due to falling off the cliff was an orange plastic fence! The...More

Thank Brenda L
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