Montjuic, a must to visit in Barcelona
Culture & Nature with an amazing views
Montjuic is the second highest hill in Barcelona. But it is not only characterized by this, but also by its architectural beauty, its parks, its views and its museums.
In antiquity, it was used as a fortress due to its strategic location - at the foot of the Mediterranean, and next to an important river communication route such as the river Llobregat, but it was completely renovated for the 1929 International Exposition and then again for the 1992 Summer Olympics, transforming the mountain into a fascinating zone with plenty of things to do and see.
The most important sites to visit:
Montjuic Castle (Castell de Montjuïc): The montjuic castle sits at the top of the hill. It was used for military purposes but it is now used as an observation deck where the visitors can get a fantastic view over the city of Barcelona. You can either walk up or take the cable car from Paral.lel station (L3)
Poble Espanyol: It was constructed for the World Exposition of 1929 with the intention of demonstrating the architecture and essence of the Spanish culture. Is an interesting open-air museum with replicas of some of the most traditional Spanish buildings.
Magic fountain (Font Màgica): Located between Plaça Espanya and the impressive Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Montjuic’s magic fountain is famous due to its music and lights shows that take place every weekend.
The National museum of Catalan Visual Art: Known as MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya). A very popular museum with an excellent collection of Romanesque church paintings, which is considered to be the most complete in the world. It’s located above the famous magic fountain, it features various types of art and covers a long historical period.
Joan Miró Foundation: This space was opened in 1975 and is dedicated to the Spanish artist Joan Miro’s work and contemporary art. Nowadays, the Fundació Joan Miró of Barcelona collection includes over 14,000 artworks, contains paintings, sculptures, textile, ceramic and drawings.