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  • Day5

    Eerie but beautiful

    September 21, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 21 °C

    We travelled from the funicular railway through the abandoned Olympic village to the Montjuic Cemetary.
    This is unusual as they bury the dead above ground. The cemetery is open to the public to wander through and the whole place has a quiet, respectful nature about it.
    Interned here are over 1,000,000 people in over 150,000 graves and you needed to have purchase your plot at least 30 years ago to be buried here.
    The cemetery does however have 1 commonwealth war grave of British Army Private Charles Hill of the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders who died during WW2 in 1941.
    Each grave is an entire family and whilst a bit morbid we were completely fascinated.
    Definitely worth a visit.
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