Montjüic hill in Barcelona

 

Montjüic is a hill located south-west from the Barcelona city-centre. From the top is a magnificent 360o view over Barcelona.

 

 

Photo: Van Ort / Flickr.com

 

 

On the area of Montjüic Park there are many places worth visiting, such as the Castle of Montjüic, the Olympic Stadium, and the Magic Fountain, situated below the Palau Nacional museum.

 

How to get there

Montjüic hill is easy to reach with the funicular from Paral·lel metro (green line), with the cable car (Teleféric de Montjüic) or with the bus line 55 directly from Plaza Catalunya.

 

 

Photo: dconvertini / Flickr.com

 

 

Castell de Montjüic

Castle of Montjüic was built in 1640 for protecting the city in the Reaper’s War. It was used as fortress until the Spanish Civil War, and after the war the castle was converted into a prison. Since 2007 the castle has been owned by city of Barcelona, and it’s a home to temporary exhibitions.

The Castle of Montjüic is situated 173 meters above the port, on the top of the Montjüic hill. From the castle you’ll have wonderful views over Barcelona.

 

Opening hours

From November to March: open 10am-6pm

From April to October: open 10am-8pm

The ticket is 5 euros.

 

 

Photo: Cha già José / Flickr.com

 

 

Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys

Estadí Olímpic Lluís Companys is the Olympic Stadium of Barcelona. The stadium was built in 1927 for the International Exposition (1929), and also for the Summer Olympics of Barcelona in 1936.

Italian architect Vittorio Gregotti renovated the Olympic Stadium for the 1992 Summer Olympics.

In the beginning the stadium was called only Estadí Olímpic, but later it got the name of Lluís Companys who was the president of Catalonia during the Spanish Civil War.

The stadium opened 20th May 1929 with a football match, where the Catalan team beat the English team Bolton Wanderers with 4 scores against 0. Since that the Olympic Stadium has been open.

 

Opening hours

Summer: open from 8am to 8pm

Winter: open from 10am to 6pm

 

 

Photo: Albert Torelló / Flickr.com

 

 

Palau Sant Jordi

Palau Sant Jordi is an indoor sporting arena that is part of the Olympic Ring (Anella Olímpica) complex in Barcelona. The arena was designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki and built in 1990, two years before the Summer Olympics took place in Barcelona. The Palau Sant Jordi opened officially 21st September 1990.

The venue of Palau Sant Jordi can hold up to 16.159 spectators for sporting event, and up to 17.960 for concerts.

 

Opening hours

Summer: open from 8am to 8pm

Winter: open from 10am to 6pm

 

 

Photo: Antonio Tajuelo / Flickr.com

 

 

Torre Calatrava

Torre Calatrava, officially known as Montjüic Communications Tower, was built in 1992 before the Summer Olympics.  It was designed by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava. 

The 136 meters high tower has become one of the architectural landmarks of Barcelona, and it can be seen from many points of Barcelona.

Calatrava designed the tower so that it would also work as a sundial. The central needle projects onto Plaça d’Europa.

 

 

Photo: Juanedc / Flickr.com

 

 

Palau Nacional

Palau Nacional was originally the Spanish Pavilion and constructed to the International Exposition in 1929.  In 1934 it opened again as Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya and has been working as national museum ever since that.

The museum of Palau Nacional is the largest and most important museum in Barcelona. It exhibits more than 260.000 pieces of art.

The Palau Nacional features Library Joaquim Folch i Torres with more than 150.000 bibliography and documentary heritage volumes.

 

Opening hours

You can see the opening hours for Palau Nacional here.

 

 

From here you can see our apartments at Montjüic area. For example this apartment accommodates comfortable four persons and it's located just a few steps away from the Montjüic park.

Plaza España 1 apartment

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