The cathedral, the referential seat of a rich and powerful diocese, early on became a desired private burial space in search of redemption from sin and eternal rest.
From the 14th century, coinciding with the gradual improvement of the cathedral, illustrious families, and church leaders filled the inside of the church with solemn chapels that eventually would become family vaults and an unmistakable sign of social prestige. Besides the large chapels there would be more modest foundations and funerary monuments. Regarding the latter, there are many documented, but very few have been preserved. Highlighted among these are the graves of Archdeacon Berenguer de Barutell, Berenguer Gallart and the bishop, Ponç of Vilamur. They all correspond to the same typology, in which the tomb under an arcosolium pictures the deceased accompanied by a funerary relief.
The cloister, and even the ground floor of the bell tower, became equally desired burial places. Noble families such as Anglesola, Oliver or Castellolí, but also master builders, professors, furriers and merchants are represented in chapels, tombstones and heraldic emblems.