"La Sardana" is a typical Catalan dance, and it has its own monument at La Sardana Circus in Montjuïc. It is one of the stops of the cable-car that takes you to Castell de Montjuïc, and from there you can enjoy an awesome of Barcelona.
La Sardana es un baile típico catalán, y tiene su propio monumento en la Plaza de la Sardana, en Montjuïc. Es una de las paradas del teleférico que lleva al Castell de Montjuïc, y desde allí se aprecia una impactante vista de Barcelona.
Montjuïc is a hill where there are several interesting places: art museums, a stadium, a thematic park. There is a castle on the top, where is a military museum. A cable-car takes you to the top.
Montjuïc es una colina en donde se encuentran varios sitios interesantes: museos de arte, un estadio, un parque temático. Hay un castillo en la cima, en donde se aloja un museo militar. Un teleférico lleva hasta la cima.
There is a lot to see in a area of Mounjuic. Best way to go there is with a cable car if you don´t affaired high places. It is just Great!!!! Pls look at the picture!
The area took place when the World Expo was held here in 1929. After that it has been very popular place to visit. The most interesting part of Mountjuic is Poble Espanyol, which is like a spanish village. There you can see the whole variety of Spanish architecture in a one day and there is some handcraft shops and other nice boutiques. Also the National Museum of Catalunya is in the area.
The fountain in Plaza Carlos Buigas is magnificent, especially on night time. When we were there, we game there in a right time, when the colorful light and music show begin about 9pm. It was just coinicidence that we happend to be there that time, it was spectacular. I recommend it!
After the Olympic games in 1992 Mountjuic is also called Mount Olympos.
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.
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!