The Montjuic hill (213 m) is a nice area for a stroll above the city. It includes the Castell de Montjuic, the Olympic village and the Archeological Museum. Last but not least you can enjoy scenic views of the city and its harbour.
This mountain is the place of two main historic events: 1929 Barcelona universal Exposition and 1992 Olympic Games.
As opposite to the other Universal Exposition celebrated in Barcelona on 1888 around Parc de la Ciudatella, there are many remains of the 1929 Exposition.
The palaces at both sides of the Avenida Maria Cristina hosted the main events.
The magical mountain, Montjuic, on April 12 will sell a ticket that will allow you to visit:
- Joan Miro Foundation
- Mies van der Rohe Foundation
- Olympic gallery
- Botanical garden
- Spanish village
- Ethnological museum
- Caixa Forum
The Montjuic Card include a swim in Picornell swimming pool and allow to take the little train and aerial tramway all for 20 euros.
But before dinner, as the sun goes down, is nice to take a walk on Montjuic, where a castle lies in the highest part of the city. Here there are no cars and the quiet helps to relax and in front of you the landscape of Barcelona, with the port, the Maremagnum area, the Sagrada Familia, Tibidabo – the amusement park, and the whole view upon all the lives that compose this endless, changing and fresh city.
Montjuïc mountain and Montjuïc castle
Take a Cable car (teleric) to the top of this mountain. You will find a nice historical castle and some ruins. But the best thing there is a nice view all over the city.
Visit Montjuic park
Montjuic has a great panoramic view of Barcelona. We used to go there during spring and summer with my flatmates and with friends to relax, read a book, have some fun or a picnic or juggle. Hey, that's me juggling over there. And look how i manage with three juggling balls in my hands and one on my head! Well, it's not really on my head. It's a bulb a few metres behind me.
The 1929 World's Fair was very important for Barcelona, and above all for the mountain of Montjuïc, because many important town planning works were created. One of the pavilions, the German one, still remains here. It is the Mies Van Der Rohe Pavilion rebuilt in 1985 due to popular claim. The building is considered a jewel & a paradigm of Contemporary Architecture. Inside there is the 'Barcelona chair' also designed by Mies Van Der Rohe.
But the Montjuïc mountain is not only famous for the Olympic facilities. In fact, it is more important for having some of the most interesting museums and facilities in town. This is the entrance to the Montjuïc mountain through Plaça Espanya and the Venetian towers. The Fira de Barcelona (Barcelona's Fair) is located here since 1929. It is one of the most important Fairs in Europe. The Barcelona Congress Palace was also placed here.
Montjuïc, or Hill of the Jews, is the site of the 1992 Olympics. You can take the metro or a bus to this area. In addition to the Olympic area, sites of interest include the Poble Espanyol (Spanish Village), museums, the Palau Nacional (National Palace), and the Castell de Montjuïc (Montjuïc Castle). This picture is a view of the port from the hill.
On the Monjuic hill you will find museum, the Pueblo Español, the fair, the olympic stadion(s) and more - plus a spectacular view over the city!
Don't miss Montjuic, it's the best way to enjoy a Barcelona sightseeing, visit a great park, the old olyimpic area, and you will end your trip in Placa de Espanya... all in one route!
The route up to the top of Montjuic is pretty nice. There's many of gardens aswell as the different Olympic stadia to mosy about
For a fabulous view of Barcelona, visit Montjuic (The Hill of the Jews). In 1992 the Olympic stadium was built here (carefully screening the Jewish cemetery that gives the hill its name).
It's worth going there for the stroll and the Miro foundation (modern art museum).
Nice views over the city.
Montjuic has gardens, forest and cultural spots like Palau Nacional, Olympic Stadium and the foundation of Joan Miro. Besides all that the view over the city of Barcelona is magnificent.