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Placa Del Fossar De Les Moreres Tribute to fallen soldiers

Former Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral graveyard and burial site of the fallen from the 1714 siege of Barcelona. Today, a memorial plaza with eternal flame torch.

Updated: Oct 4, 2021

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

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About Placa Del Fossar De Les Moreres Tribute to fallen soldiers

The site has been a burial ground for the Santa Maria 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 plaza 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 plaza 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.


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Visiting Placa Del Fossar De Les Moreres Tribute to fallen soldiers

This is a public square, free and open to visit any time.

Accessibility, mobility & Clothing for Placa Del Fossar De Les Moreres

This is a public square open 24x7 with no access restrictions.

Nearest bicycle anchorage points are in Passeig del Born 10-12.

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Getting to Placa Del Fossar De Les Moreres Tribute to fallen soldiers

Address: Plaza del Fossar de les Moreres, Barcelona. 08003

Nearest TMB Metro is Jaume on the yellow (L4) line.

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