Day Trip Rucksack
Small 10L day trip and museums rucksack
The site has been a burial ground for the Santa María del Mar Temple since medieval times. In 1714 citizens who died defending the city during the siege of Barcelona were buried here in a mass grave. Because of this, the Plaça has become an important symbol of Catalan nationalism.
The graveyard continued to be used until the start of the 19th Century when Poblenou cemetery was built. Houses were built on the site but were torn down in 1989 and replaced by a square paved with red bricks representing the blood that was shed during the year long siege.
In 2001 a simple red oxide coloured steel memorial was installed, topped by a torch which burns night and day in homage to the fallen. There is also a large marble plaque with an inscription taken from a text by Frederic Soler.
This is a public square, free and open to visit any time.
Around the square are sops, bars and restaurants with one side being taken by Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral.
This is a public square open 24x7 with no access restrictions.
Nearest bicycle anchorage points are in Passeig del Born 10-12.
Address: Plaça del Fossar de les Moreres, Barcelona. 08003
Nearest TMB Metro is Jaume on the yellow (L4) line.