Capella i sala d’autòpsies

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Updated: 07/11/2024

Carretera de Sant Joan, s/n
08241 Manresa



Aleix Farrés

+34 93 878 24 26 / +34 653 877 490 / +34 683 312 688

The current chapel located in the pavilion that served as a repository and autopsy room.

Marble high relief of one of the columbarium niches.

In the niches of the columbarium we can find a variety of works in marble, of very high value.


The original chapel was dedicated to Our Lady of Good Death or Mercy, and was inaugurated in 1856. It was a square building, and was built at the bottom of the Sant Maurici Section, facing the entry Following the Secularization of Cemeteries Law of 1932, it was decided to demolish it, which began on September 29, 1934, although given the high cost it represented (about 20,000 pesetas) it lasted for many years, until 1939 .
The new chapel, inaugurated in February 1940, occupied the central part of the space used for the observation of corpses and autopsies and shared space with these services until a few years ago. It is a construction built in an Egyptian style very similar to the exterior facade of the cemetery, with many oriental decorative details. The chapel would have the image of Our Lady of Sorrows, placed in February 1940. The blessing of the new chapel coincided with that of the reconstruction of the Pont Nou, which connected the city with the cemetery.

Conservation State


Hours (cemetery)

From September 16 to June 30
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sundays and public holidays, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m
Summer hours: From July 1 to September 15, from Monday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Special hours for All Saints' Day and Christmas

It still has old utensils from the autopsy room and a refrigeration chamber.