On Montjuic you will find a green area that is home to one of Barcelona's most amazing art collections, the Fundació Miró, and the buildings constructed for the 1992 Olympics and Poble Español.

In one day you will not have enough time to see all that Montjuic has to offer, so decide what you would like to see before starting out.

Be warned it is a steep and winding walk but luckily there are escalators, buses and a funicular to help you get to the top.

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Some of the must see places to see on Montjuic

Plaza España

Las Arenas

Magic Fountains

Palau Nacional

Fundació Miró

Montjuic Castle

Plaza España

Start your walk at Plaza España, you can get there using the metro, lines 1 and 3.

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Las Arenas

First go and visit Las Arenas, this is an old bull ring that was constructed in 1899 and has now been converted into a shopping mall.

The views from the top are fantastic.

Then walk up Avinguda de la Reina Marie Cristina, you will pass between the Venetian bell towers that Luis Domenech i Montaner constructed. On each side of the road you will see the enormous pavilions that house the Fira de Barcelona.

Magic Fountains

At the top of the avenue you will come to the Magic Fountains.

They were designed by Carles Buïgas in 1929.

The fountains reach a height of 50m and are great to see at dusk when they are illuminated and dance to music by Beethoven, Freddy Mercury, and many other classic hits.

It is free and one of the best things to see, so don't miss them on your way back down in the late afternoon.

May to September – Thursday and Sunday 20h00 -00h00

October to May - Friday and Saturday 19h00 – 21h00

Palau Nacional

You will then come to the Palau Nacional, this is a Neo-Classical palace that is home to the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya.

It houses the the best Romanic art collection in the world.

Tuesday to Saturday 10h00 – 19h00 Sunday 10h00 – 14h30

There is an entrance fee except for the first Thursday of the month.

Tickets are valid for 2 days.

Fundació Miró

The next main stop is the Fundació Miró. The building was designed by Josep Lluís Sert to exhibit the art of Joan Miró (1893 – 1983) and has been open since 1975.

This Gallery contains a large collection of Miró's art and includes his primary color sculptures. Concerts are held here and there is also a restaurant.

October to June

Tuesday to Saturday 10h00 – 19h00

July to September

Tuesday to Saturday 10h00 – 20h00

All year: Thursday until 21h30, Sunday 10h00 – 14h30

Castell De Montjuic

Walk 5 min along Avinguda de Miramar to the funicular station, from here take a bus or a cable car to the next important stop , the Castell De Montjuic.

The castle was built in 1640 and after the civil war ended in 1939 it was used as a prison and for executions.

Other sites of interest

Olympic attractions

If you want to admire the olympic attractions first, take the bus that goes from Plaza España to the castle and get off at the Estadi Olímpic stop.

The Montjuic Gardens

There are various gardens to be seen. From French to English styled gardens and also one of the best cactus gardens in the world according to the New York Times.

Poble Español

You will get here by going up the Avinguda del Marques de Comillas.

This is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Barcelona and receives 1,5 million visitors a year.

There are 120 buildings representing the architecture from all over Spain. There are restaurants, flamenco shows, a discotheque and many more attractions to enjoy.

Open from 9 until late. There is an entrance fee.

Eating and drinking on Montjuic

La Font Del Gat

This amazing place is in the center of the gardens and was designed by Puig I Cadafalch. Delicious food can be enjoyed here and the lunch menu is very good.

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