Sants-Montjuic

Sants-Montjuic covers the southern part of Barcelona and is made up of neighborhoods that are very different from one another.

It is one of the major gateways to the city and commuter, regional, national and international trains pass through the Estación de Sants, in addition to two metro lines.

Inside the station there are shops, restaurants, a tourist information point, a police station, ATMs and a lot of people going about their business.

You will find a taxi stop nearby and the regional and national bus station.

Sants-Montjuic is the largest district in the city and the third most populous and can be divided into 10 neighborhoods

  • La Bordeta
  • La Font de la Guatlla
  • Hostafrancs
  • La Marina de Port
  • La Marina del Prat Vermell
  • El Poble-sec
  • Sants
  • Sants-Badal
  • Montjuïc*
  • Zona Franca - Port*

*The last two are not neighbourhoods as nobody actually lives in them.

The well known Carretera de Sants is one of the main streets of the district and is famous for the great amount nand variety of shops that it has.

It is considered to be one of the the longest shopping streets in Europe.

If your visit to Barcelona is in the last week of August it will coincide with the summer festivities.

This week brings the streets to life, there are parties at night, bands, concerts, neighborhood dinners and many activities that everybody can take part in.

At the top of the large green area known as Montjuïc, meaning Mount of the Jews, you will find the old military fortress built to guard the entrance to the city from the sea.

The views from the fort are spectacular and the most significant buildings on the mountain like L'Estadi and Palau Sant Jordi are nearby. This is where many of the concerts and performances held in Barcelona take place.

Other places to be seen are:

  • L’anella Olímpica,
  • La Torre Calatrava
  • El Palau de Montjuïc... This is where you will find the Museo Nacional de Arte de Catalunya.
  • La Fundació Miró,
  • El Jardin Botánico,
  • El Poble Espanyol... This is a large open-air museum where the most representative buildings of Spain's fifteen regions have been reproduced.

You will find several craft shops, entertainment venues, restaurants, nightclubs and theaters in Poble Espanyol.

A good plan for the warm summer evenings is to go and see the spectacular dancing fountains.

The colorful lights and water dance in perfect harmony to music making it a truly Magic Fountain.

It definitely one of the mosty magical parts of the city.

The shows lasts about 15 minutes and they are free!

There are large crowds every night, so I recommend you arrive early to get a good seat.

Make sure you get some good photos for your album.

View From Montjuic

Sants-Montjuic

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