Montjuïc Area

This hill, located just next to the medieval city, has always been a strategic place to defend -and control- the city of Barcelona. The name probably comes from “Montjuich” which derives from “Mount of the Jews”, and thanks to documents and archaeological works it has been confirmed that there was indeed a Jewish cemetery.

At the top of the hill they built in 1751 the castle, which during the dictatorship served as a prison and also where the opponents of the regime were shot, and buried in the cemetery on the southwest side of the mountain.

Over the years, the mountain lost that lugubrious spirit of its history. In 1929 it became part of the International Exhibition of Barcelona, which helped to converted all this hill in an urbanized space with pavilions on both sides of a wide street to the Plaça de Espanya. Today many congresses and trade shows are celebrated there.

During the same period the Poble Espanyol was built to show the visitors the typical Spanish street-life and also the precious Mies van de Rohe Pavilion  was built for the same International Exhibition of Barcelona. Finally, impossible to forget, the most magnificent work of all: the Great Magic Fountain, which continues to delight us today with its music, lights and water show.

Years later, the transformation of Montjuïch ended with the works for the Olympic Games of Barcelona 1992, with different areas for the sport as it shows the Olympic Ring, right next to the Telecommunications Tower designed by the famous Spanish architect Calatrava.

This mountain also offers a wide range of cultural options such as the Joan Miró Foundation, the Museum of Archeology of Catalonia, the Ethnological Museum of Barcelona or the National Museum of Art of Catalonia.

And as if everything was not enough, the Montjuïc Park offers you the Mirador del Alcalde with the best views you can imagine, the Joan Maragall Garden, the Botanical Garden, the Jardins de Mossen Costa i Llobera, the Laribal Garden, and so much green space, which you will understand because it is called the green lung of the city!


Free entrance: Everyday
Location: Montjuïc area, Barcelona (view map)
Metro line 1 and 3 (Plaça Espanya)

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