Montjuïc park

The view from Montjuic. four columns, the magic fountain and venetian towers in spain square, Barcelona.

One of the places you must visit if you come to Barcelona is Montju├»c hill. Panoramic views, culture, and sports define this urban park facing the Mediterranean. You can spend the whole day strolling through its gardens, but if you don’t want to miss the most important sights, it’s best to take a guided tour. I will show you the best views and, I will explain to you the history of the monuments and buildings of the Universal Exposition and the Olympic Games.

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2h

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Walking tour

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2-10 People

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Outdoors

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Special tour

panoramic view of Barcelona port from Montjuic Hill
Montjuic is a hill facing the sea. Enjoy a magnificent panorama of the port and the Mediterranean sea from one of its viewpoints.

Montju├»c was the hill chosen as the site for the organization of the second international exposition in 1929. This urban park is one of the most emblematic places in the city. The principal access is from the Pla├ža d’Espanya. One of the most beautiful squares in Barcelona, with its Venetian towers and its “Magic Fountain” where the famous water, light, and music show have been held at sunset for almost a century.

The National Palace (MNAC) with the waterfall and fountains, Montjuic, Barcelona.
The National Palace (MNAC) with the waterfall and fountains is one of the most beautiful perspectives of the whole city.

In addition to the Palau Nacional, other buildings and attractions from 1929 have been preserved, such as the Poble Espanyol, an open-air architectural museum with stores, restaurants, and craft workshops. It is named “the Spanish village” because it is a full-scale reproduction of the most characteristic monuments of different towns in Spain. It is a unique museum of its kind.

Montjuïc was the central place for the 1992 Olympic Games. Many of the sports facilities are still in use today as the Olympic Stadium, some swimming pools, or the Palau Sant Jordi, a sports hall also used for cultural events and music concerts.

Buildings on the Spanish Village, Montjuic, Barcelona.
Travel all over Spain without leaving Barcelona. In Poble Espanyol there are stores, restaurants, and craft workshops.
Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Montjuic, Barcelona 1929.
The Mies Van der Rohe pavilion is an emblematic work of the German Modern Movement. Why is in Montjuic?

Several important museums of the city are here, such as the MNAC (National Art Museum of Catalonia), the Joan Miró foundation, the MAC (Archaeological Museum of Catalonia) or the Botanical garden. Other historic buildings are the Mies Van der Rohe Pavilion, the Casaramona factory by Puig I Cadafach, the Montjuïc castle, or the Greek theater. 

Espanya Square, with the fountain and Las Arenas, a bullring transformed into a shopping center
In Catalonia, bullfighting is forbidden. That's why this former bullring is now a shopping center.
View of the Magic Fountain, espanya square and the Tibidabo hill from Montjuic, Barcelona.
If you take the private tour of Montjuic in the late afternoon, you can stay to see the magic fountain show.

In addition to walking through its gardens, in Montjuïc, you can take a cable car ride and enjoy extraordinary panoramic views. Is undoubtedly one of the most pleasant places in Barcelona.

FAQÔÇÖS

All my tours are accessible for people with walking issues or wheelchair.

Montju├»c hill is on the city center, so the most common way is the subway. Stop at Pla├ža dÔÇÖEspanya (3 green or 1 red lines).

In Montjuïc there was the Jewish cemetery during the medieval times, so it was called the Jewish mountain = Mont + Juïc  

Depending on the time of the year, the show runs from Thursday to Sunday from 8pm to 10.30pm. And it last for 20 minutes.

The Magic fountain is open air and for free, you donÔÇÖt need tickets.

For more info, please check the official website:

https://www.barcelona.cat/en/what-to-do-in-bcn/magic-fountain

The price of this tour is starting at 210ÔéČ. The prices are for your total party, not per person. Entrance fees or other extra expenses (like food, drinks, or transport) are not included. Because each visit is customized contact me for a precise budget.

Absolutely, you can add extra hours, or choose to do a full day tour.

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