Castell de Montjuic, Barcelona

Castell de Montjuic, Barcelona (must see)

The Grand Castell de Montjuic is standing atop Mount Montjuic, the famous hill of Barcelona. The view from this location is truly breathtaking as one can see the port, the entire city and then the sea. The Castell de Montjuic was constructed somewhere in the late 18th century and still stands in all its glory.

Initially, it was used as a military prison before being made part of the city in 1960. It is now home to the Museum of the Military History and attracts a great number of locals and visitors alike. At this very site, the very first castle was created in a short span of only 30 days in 1640. At that time, it was used as a fortress. Several years after that, in 1694, this fortress was made into a proper castle with the walls of the previous fortress reinforced.

The Montjuic is already a very famous location for all tourists that visit Barcelona, but the museum at the Castell provides a comprehensive insight into the history of this area and the military history of Spain. One can gain tremendous knowledge from the museum, and one can also enjoy the truly spectacular view that Castell de Montjuic has to offer.

Why You Should Visit:
Ideal for a lazy afternoon and quite fun to get to, taking the funicular railway first, then either the cable car (quite expensive but great views) or the bus (not so scenic but free on a T10 ticket).

Tip:
If you would rather climb by foot, there is a lot of walking up/downstairs, so wear good shoes.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 12:00am-11:59pm

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Castell de Montjuic on Map

Sight Name: Castell de Montjuic
Sight Location: Barcelona, Spain
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Montjuic Walking Tour  

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El Raval Walking Tour

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Gracia/Eixample Nightlife

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Shopping Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Montjuic Walking Tour

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Montjuic is a hill in Barcelona which offers a variety of great attractions of historic, cultural, and architectural value. Here, you can watch a magic show by Font Magica de Montjuic, visit the place where matadors faced the bulls in the past, explore the Castell de Montjuic with its spectacular views, and much more. Discover the best spots of Montjuic with this tour today!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 km
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City Orientation Walk I

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Founded as a Roman city, in the Middle Ages Barcelona became the capital of the County of Barcelona. After merging with the Kingdom of Aragon, Barcelona continued to be an important city in the Crown of Aragon as an economic and administrative centre of this Crown and the capital of the Principality of Catalonia. Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination. Particularly renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner, which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean is located in Barcelona. The city is known for hosting the 1992 Summer Olympics as well as world-class conferences and expositions and also many international sport tournaments. It has a plethora of museums, churches, markets, and shops, which make Barcelona a great place for walking around. Take this tour to visit main attractions of this magnificent city.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km

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