THE FUNERAL CARRIAGES COLLECTION ROUTE
This collection contains pieces of great historic value. When the decision was taken to house all funeral activity within a single building, the question arose as to what should be done with the carriages which had served the city of Barcelona for 90 years before falling into disuse due to technical advancements and the emergence of the motorcar. The important decision to preserve them and bring them together in a single space led to the creation of the first and only public exhibition of funeral carriages in Europe.
The collection consists of 13 funeral carriages, 6 coaches to carry families to the church and cemetery and 3 motor vehicles, together with a variety of other complementary pieces used for decorative or operational purposes. The collection itself shows us how our ancestors developed new funeral customs to transport their deceased to the cemeteries.
The use of innovative technologies within the space enables visitors to be transported back in time to gain a vision of Barcelona as it was. In addition, the dedicated resources which accompany the collection illustrate the way of life and funeral customs of the city’s society throughout the decades in which the carriages were in use.
Duration: 1:30 hours approx.