Mayor’s Oriel

Located facing Barcelona’s littoral, we found in Montjuic mountain another balcony to the city, with a 180º view. It’s completely breath-taking the panoramic that offers this lookout, you could basically identify any emblematic building around the downtown.

We need to look in the recent past, precisely 1960s, when Franco gave the Montjuic Castle to Barcelona city. Therefore was mandatory the landscaping and urbanization of the surrounding areas, including of course this gardens. The works initiated back in 1962, but they were casted several stages until 1969, when opened during the term of Jose María de Porcioles as a Mayor, to whom was dedicated.

It’s a serial set of terraces placed on different levels forming an appealing array of gardens and ornamental fountains. One of the most peculiar things are the mosaics on the floor, made of recycled glass, drawing on the floor the different platforms in which is disseminated the lookout. Just right on the top we’ve got a fountain, designed Carles Buigas, giving a refreshing atmosphere to the place. There are not to forget the astonishing sculptures, l’Homenatge, by Josep Maria Subirachs, and also, the popular Sardana, by Josep Cañas. Is said that this last one, recreates an eternal dance to those who care to visit this other part of Barcelona.


Free entrance: Everyday
Location: Carretera de Montjuïc 43, Barcelona (view map)
Metro: Line 1 and 3 (Plaça Espanya)

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