El Fossar de les Moreres

Square in La Ribera

Opposite Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar's eastern flank, an eternal flame burns brightly over an apparently anonymous sunken square. This is El Fossar de les Moreres (Mulberry Cemetery), the site of a Roman cemetery. It’s also where Catalan resistance fighters were buried after the siege of Barcelona ended in defeat in September 1714, and for whom the flame burns.