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Montjuïc

Magnificent views of the city, the port and the sea

The Montjuïc is not a district in the true sense, but an area which has a character like a park and so its independent beings. Many of its attraction is owed to Barcelona's Montjuic mountain house in the southern city of World Expo in 1929 and the Olympic Games in 1992. There are excellent museums and magnificent views worth the climb to the approximately 210-metre-high mountain.

There are two different stories about how the Montjuïc got its name. At the time of the Roman settlement there was a temple, "Mons Jovis," Mountain of Jupiter, in the Middle Ages was on the south side of the Jewish cemetery, "Montjueu" which means "Mountain of the Jews".

In the 17th Century, the fortress, which today houses the military historical museum, was used to control the city and to boom the insurgents. In the days of Franco the fortress on the Montjuïc was a prison for political prisoners.

At the World Exposition in 1929, the Palau National and many other palaces on the Montjuïc were built. The full development of the hill came with the Olympic Games in 1992, there were many sports facilities and a stadium built on the mountain or rehabilitated. Also in 1992 the Mountain park obtained its character.

Sights of Montjuïc

The Montjuïc is a very special part of Barcelona. With a very eventful history, it has now parks, Olympic sports facilities, a great prospect and several world-famous.

Fundació Juan Miró

Fundació Juan Miró

One can safely say that if you have not seen the Fundació Juan Miró, you have not seen Barcelona. On the slope of Montjuïc - with great views of the city - this museum provides the ideal backdrop for Miró's works.

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Address: Avinguda Miramar, 71-75, Parc de Montjuïc Barcelona
Phone: +34 934 439 470  
Metro: L3, Paral·lel dann mit der Funicular de Montjuïc (Standseilbahn)  
Bus Turístic: Fundació Joan Miró

Castell de Montjuïc

Castell de Montjuïc

The Castell de Montjuic houses the Military Museum. Grandiose is the view of Barcelona. At the foot of the rocky hill Montjuïc are many attractions, including Poble Espanyol, an amusement park, Parks and the MNAC.

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Address: Avinguda del Castell/C. de Montjuïc
Metro: Paral·lel, Funicular (L2, L3)  


Jardí Botànic - the botanical garden

Jardí Botànic - the botanical garden

In the Jardí Botànic, Barcelona's botanical garden, you can see the typical vegetation of six different zones with Mediterranean climate and of the Canary Islands. The beautiful park between the Castell de Montjüic and the Olympic stadium comprises typical forests and shrubs.

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Address: Dr. Font i Quer, 2 (Parc de Montjuïc)
Metro: Espanya (L1, L3)  
Bus Turístic: Fundacio Joan Miró (dann 400 Meter zu Fuß)

Museum National d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC)

Museum National d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC)

The MNAC is in the former Spanish Pavilion and accommodated the World Exhibition of 1929. It houses the world's most unique collection of Romanesque frescoes worldwide.

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Address: Palau National, Parc de Montjuïc
Metro: Espanya (L1, L3, L8, S33, S4, S8, R5, R6)  


Pavillon Mies van der Rohe

Pavillon Mies van der Rohe

The German pavilion of the World Exhibition in 1929 was built by Mies van der Rohe. The cofounder of the modern architecture used an architectural style that is often found in today’s modern architecture: a free and open layout.

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Address: Av. Marquès de Comillas
Metro: Espanya (L1, L3, L8, S33, S4, S8, R5, R6)  


Poble Espanyol - the Spanish village

Poble Espanyol - the Spanish village

The Poble Espanyol shows replicas of typical buildings from all over Spain. In the houses arts and crafts are exhibited to show their skills.

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Address: Avinguda del Marqués de Comilla

Font Màgica and Plaça Espanya

Font Màgica and Plaça Espanya

In the evenings you can attend a special spectacle. The Font Màgica is a total work of art, music, water, motion and colour.

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Address: Plaça Espanya, Plaça de Carles Buïgas
Metro: Espanya (L1, L3, L8, S33, S4, S8, R5, R6)  


Caixa Forum - contemporary arts

Caixa Forum - contemporary arts

Contemporary art of international painters and sculptors in a renovated textile mill.

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Address: Avinguda Marquèss de Comillas 6-8
Metro: Espanya (L1, L3, L8, S33, S4, S8, R5, R6)  


Cementiri de Montjuïc - Cemetery on the hill of Barcelona

Cementiri de Montjuïc - Cemetery on the hill of Barcelona

The Cementiri de Montjuïc is a very special park. This park of about 57 acres lies between the cargo port and the Castell. The very morbid atmosphere has its own charm: here you can experience 150 years of art history, and the cemetery is a unique place of silence in Barcelona.

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Address: Mare de Déu del Port
Bus: L 21 (Paral·lel, nahe Metrostation Paral·lel, - El Prat), L 107 (Interior Cementiri, an Feiertagen)  

Restaurants around the Montjuïc

Restaurants around the Montjuïc

A picturesque mountain, at its foot is the fair. There are many places around and on the 210-metre-high "mountain", however there are only a few restaurants here.

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Get to know the Montjuïc on our tour proposal

Get to know the Montjuïc on our tour proposal

We have proposed a tour to learn about the Monjuïc and the sights. We recommend good shoes.

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