Cemeteries are places of commemoration and contemplation. In many religions, cemeteries are holy places and play a prominent part in the culture of a society. Their cultural historical, architectural, landscape architectural or often artistic value is due to the overall design of the cemetery or individual grave sites.
An impressive example of this is the city cemetery Cementiri de Montjuïc, located on a southern rocky slope of Montjuïc hill in Barcelona. It was built in 1883 based on a plan by architect Leandro Albareda. Among many other outstanding cemeteries in Europe, Highgate Cemetery in London, Père Lachaise in Paris or Sihlfeld Friedhof in Zurich are worth a visit.