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Arrive by foot, subway, funicular, bus, car...

Montjuïc is, together with the Tibidabo, one of the mountains of the city of Barcelona where you can find an old fort (18th century) at 170 meters above sea level. Until recently it housed a military museum, closing soon after 47 years. Part of the pieces will be transferred to Sant Ferrán Castle in Figueres. The building will be adapted as the headquarters of the International Center for Peace.

To get there you have different options: walking, subway, funicular, bus, car, bike... But I recommend walking. This mountain has different pathways to climb to the castle and go through a very little known part of Barcelona.

The first obligatory stop is the Miramar esplanade, where there is a viewpoint on the harbor. A building that used to house the first offices of TVE (Spanish national television) dominates the area. One can walk in some very beautiful gardens. You also have sculptures like Josep Clarà's La Fertilitat and Pau Gargallo's La Pomona. You'll follow the route in the direction of the viewpoint of the Alcalde where you have a different panoramic view of the harbor of Barcelona. The ground of this viewpoint is a "collage" of ceramics and pieces of bottle glass. A few meters away you will find Montjuïc castle. The main attraction is the beautiful views it has of the city and the harbor. To enjoy them I recommend entering the castle and go up until the terraces.
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Magnificent panorama

The Castle of Barcelona is located next to the mountain of Montjuïc, where a viewpoint is also to be found, from which one can contemplate magnificent outlooks of the city.

It is actually a military fort made of three bastions and designed by Juan Martín Zeremeñoa according to the model of the French military engineer Vauban. It dates back from the 18th century and is surrounded by a moat to which you would get through a drawbridge.

The castle has two floors you can visit entirely and the entrance is free of charge (while the entrance fee to the museum costs 3€).

How to get there: subway until Paral-lel stations, connection with the Montjuïc funicular until Miramar Avenue where you have three options: Parc de Montjuïc bus, touristic bus or the cable railway.
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Fort

This place is emotional for many people for its historical meaning. "Montjuïc castle was not built to defend Barcelona, but to watch it." Far from these considerations, the castle, as a 18th century fort, is a magnificent military engineering fort. It recalls the Ciudadela de Jaca for the parapets. It is a lovely castle and at the same time far from the romantic idea one can have of a castle. It would be more appropriate to define it as a fort.
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Spectacular views

Barcelona begs to be looked at... and this one is definitely one of the best spots to contemplate it, from the castle. Standing with an old medieval watchtower, it is 170 meters above sea level. It was a prison and an execution place after the Spanish Civil War and was ceded to the city in 1960.
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Montjuïc Castle Phone Number
93 329 86 53
93 329 86 53
Montjuïc Castle Address
Carretera Montjuïc, 66
Carretera Montjuïc, 66
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