Montjuïc is a mountain – 173 meters high which has become an emblematic place to visit thanks to the amount of proposed activities. Do you still do not know what to do in Montjuïc? We propose 10 things to do in Montjuïc and … enjoy to the maximum!
10 things to do in Montjuïc
1. Getting to Montjuïc by Cable Car
Without a doubt, the most original way with the best fun you will have by getting to Montjuïc by cable car. There are two cable cars in Montjuïc: the Cable Car of the Port of Barcelona, which connects Barceloneta with Miramar over the port of the city (16.5 € I / V), and the Montjuïc Cable Car, which runs on the Montjuïc mountain itself. The funicular station to the castle (12.5 € I / V). If you want to enjoy Barcelona with a bird’s eye views, there is nothing better.
2. See the light show of the Magic Fountain in Montjuïc
Designed by Carles Buïgas in 1929, La Fuente Mágica is one of the favorite tourists attractions thanks to spectacular games of water, lights and sound. Classical music, film music, rock music hits or the mythical song “Barcelona” sung by Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé are some of the choreographies for the water dance together with the music and lights. Check schedules and choreographies for each day. A unique show!
3. Observe the views of the city from the Castle of Montjuïc
Built in 1640 and demolished in the 18th century, in the XIX-XX functioned as a prison. After the Civil War, the President of the Generalitat, Lluís Companys, and other political prisoners of the pro-Franco regime were murdered there. If you want to enjoy one of the places with the best views of Barcelona and learn about the history, you should definitely visit this castle.
4. The Pueblo español
Built for the Universal Exposition in 1929. El Pueblo Español is a kind of theme park which shows the most emblematic buildings of the whole peninsula. In addition, you can visit the small artisans workshops and rest in one of many bars and restaurants inside the park.
5. Visitar sus museos
The museums of Montjuïc are among the most interesting in all of Catalonia. Do not miss the MNAC in which his collection of Romanesque painting stands out. El Caixa Forum located in the modernist building Ramona House of Puig i Cadafalch and Fundació Miró where you will not only find works by the Catalan artist but also by Rothko or Calder, among others.
6. Visit the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium
Built in 1929 as the stadium of the 1992 Olympic Games. It has subsequently become home for many stars concerts such as Bruce Springsteen or Madonna. It houses an interesting museum of the Olympic Games and is a significant place for the numerous popular races such as La Cursa de El Corte Inglés or the Breakfast Run of the Barcelona Marathon.
8. Get lost in the Botanical Garden
If you want to spend some relax-time, there is nothing better than getting lost in this garden of 6.15 hectares with nothing more and nothing less than 2000 types of species, among which are some tropical and bonsai. Do not go without seeing the cabinet of curiosities of nature.
9. Take a dip in the Municipal Pool
One of the main advantages of the Montjuïc Municipal Pool is that it does not have too many tourists and has incredible views of Barcelona. You can enjoy it while you swim!
10. Visit the Mies Van Der Rohe Pavilion
It was designed as the German Pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition. Although it was dismantled after the Exhibition, it was rebuilt later on. It houses an important collection of the master Van der Rohe. Do not miss your Barcelona Chair designed for the 1929 Exhibition. At the Mies Van der Rohe Pavilion less is more!