The closest stop to the beaches invites you to sunbathe, take a dip in the Mediterranean or simply enjoy a day in the open air on a seaside bar terrace or looking at funeral art at one of Barcelona’s oldest cemeteries.
Beaches and a fine display of funeral art
The Platja de Bogatell – Cementiri del Poblenou stop on the Green Route of Barcelona Bus Turístic is a good start-off point for a quiet walk along the Barcelona coastline on a broad promenade flanked by beaches and gardens where locals play sports or spend time with friends.
It is also the stop from which you can access the first cemetery to be built outside the city walls of Barcelona, in 1775. However, the Poblenou Cemetery you now see is a Neoclassical complex reconstructed in the 19th century after the original necropolis had been destroyed by Napoleon’s troops. Within the enclosure, it is worth having a look at the mausoleums and sculptures, true works of art, which accompanied the well-to-do classes on their journey to the next life, like The Kiss of Death, sculpted in marble by Jaume Barba in 1930.