The Fossar de les Moreres,
a cementery in the heart of Barcelona
The Fossar de les Moreres is an important place of remembrance every year during the National Day of Catalonia (Diada Nacional de Catalunya in Catalan). The holiday commemorates the date on which Barcelona fell, 11 September, and some Catalans yearly pay homage to the defenders of city who were killed and are buried at the memorial.
The original cemetery in which Barcelona's defenders were buried, following the Siege of Barcelona at the end of the War of the Spanish Succession in 1714, was paved over, and the square was created during the urbanization of parochial cemeteries in 1821 under pressure from King Charles III of Spain and General Castaños.
Foto: Pepe Encinas