Walk through the cemetery - entertainment, of course, a rather dubious. But there are others, a visit which is equivalent to a hike in the best world museum or even more. Montjuic cemetery - a place truly fascinating. Gothic crypts and tombs, stunningly beautiful sculptures and magnificent tombstones with relaxing views of the sea. The atmosphere here is quite extraordinary, breathtaking!
As is clear from the title, this is an amazing cemetery on the hill of Montjuïc on a beautiful hillside by the sea. At first glance, the cemetery in the usual form, it looks like a little. Multi-five-story buildings, family houses, majestic monuments, clean deserted streets, cypress alley - a real town in miniature. Only the city of the dead.
Burial is different from ordinary graves. When a person dies, the coffin is placed in a special cell on top of each other, forming, thus, the same high-rise buildings. "Apartments" in these "houses" are leased for a period of 15 to 50 years, and the most expensive of them are located on the lower floors, upstairs is cheaper. To the top floors even have a special pristavlyat stairs when coming to visit the grave of a deceased relative. Interestingly, although these cells and do not close completely sealed, characteristic odor and harmful bacteria are not present, thanks to special technology.
The cemetery was founded in Montjuic 1883 year and it is the largest of the nine cemeteries in Barcelona. Here lie more 150 000 guests. In addition, it is a real open-air museum with its magnificent atmosphere of a perpetual peace and tranquility. There are hidden almost the most beautiful Gothic sculptures, tombs and entire bourgeois pantheons with family graves. Many famous "residents", including the musician Isaac Albéniz, singer Victoria de Los Angeles, General Antonio Escobar, and even a well-known drug dealer Angel Franco.
Of course, the cemetery is already overgrown with all sorts of legends and mythical horror stories. They say that in one of the mass graves buried bloodthirsty vampire Enriqueta Martí, which is selected on the full moon in search of children's blood. In fact, Enriqueta Martí - "normal" serial killer of children and the hostess a brothel known fact that at the time kidnapped children and used them in the most inhumane purposes. In our 1912 Enriqueta was caught and put in prison, where she was soon killed by inmates. She was really buried in the cemetery of Montjuic.
Another story is connected with the funeral sculpture of the early twentieth century bourgeois who wanted to on his tombstone was a sculpture depicting the moment when death will come after him. For greater likelihood sculptor took his lifetime the mask from the face of the customer and the next day finished sculpture. However, the poor bourgeois, it never saw the same night, while he was still not old and healthy, he died of a sudden illness attacked.
If you want to make your visit to the mysterious cemetery even more memorable, come here at night. Twice a year, on the night of All Saints, and with the arrival of spring, night walks are held here. Activities of these are free and open to everyone. For those who are bold enough, of course.
To get to the cemetery can be on both sides: the main entrance is from the port, and the other - from the Montjuic Park.