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.
take a rest on the top of Montjuic.. great city view... if you look carefully.. you will catch Sagrada Familia and many other famous buildings from there..
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.
There are a lot of places to get great views of this city, including Montjuic, a park in southern Barcelona.
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.
Walking... Enjoying the views of Barcelona.
When up on the hill, I would make sure you went on the left as weel. Quite streets, beautiful trees... leading to some museums.
MONTJUIC is the most important recreational area in Barcelona - an oasis of calm and nature in the middle of the urban agglomeration.