Modernist Cemetery

Cementiri Modernista de Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava

Lloret de Mar cemetery preserves traces of the indiano culture. The refubishment of what was the new cemetery was promoted at the end of the 19th century by a sctor of the population who had become rich and the link of the families to which they belonged was often related to the Americas, high-sea trading and the resulting wealth that it created.

Cementiri Modernista de Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava

History

The Modernist cemetery in Lloret de Mar was designed at the end of the nineteenth century and was built during the early years of the twentieth. It is, without doubt, a site of undeniable interest providing a broad perspective of funerary art of the time. The official inauguration of the site was on 2 November 1901, after which date several renowned architects and sculptors have created works for the cemetery: Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Antoni M. Gallissà i Soqué, Vicenç Artigas i Albertí, Bonaventura Conill i Montobbio, Ismael Smith, Eusebi Arnau, etc.

In the creation of the cemetery, it is worth highlighting the role played by private individuals who financed both the overall structure and the tombs. It is also worth mentioning here that at the beginning of the twentieth century, there were a lot of "Indianos" who had made their fortune in the Americas and who, once they had established their social and financial status, decided to return to their home town.

Once they came home, they would have a luxurious house built, which, apart from letting them show off their new-found wealth, allowed them to live well in the land of the living while they had a sumptuous mausoleum built; another sign of having arrived and one which, in this case, would allow them to carry on living well in the land of the dead. The cemetery in Lloret de Mar could be considered to be one of the most significant examples of Catalan funerary art of the Modernist era.

Contact information

Camí del repòs, Ctra. Blanes (200 metres de St. Quirze)
17310 Lloret de Mar

Patrimoni Cultural
Tel: 972 349 573
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From November to March
Open daily from 8 am to 6 pm

From April to October
Open daily from 8 am to 8 pm

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