Castle of Montjuic

Castle of Montjuic

The castle was built in the 18th century not to defend Barcelona, but to watch it. Maybe that´s why the Castle of Montjuic is a magnificent place to see the city, specially the port and La Rambla. In the 19th century the castle was used as a prison, and for several decades of the 20th century it was sadly a place of execution. Nowadays the castle is a Military Museum. During July and August its gardens host the Open Air Film Festival Sala Montjuïc, a classical event of the city where the best independent films are shown.

HOW TO GET THERE

Carretera de Montjuïc, 66. 08038 Barcelona

Tel: 932 564 445

Castell@bcn.cat

There are several ways to get there:

 1) By bus: line 150 Plaça Espanya  – Castell de Montjuïc (every 10-15 minutes)

 2) By underground: L2 or L3 Paral lel + Funicular de Montjuïc + Montjuïc cable car (from the output of the funicular) or 10 minutes walk

Funicular Montjuic

Funicular Montjuic

 3) Tourist Bus: Red Route, stops Telefèric de Montjuïc or Miramar – Jardins Costa i Llobera + Cable car or 10 minutes walk

FREE ENTRANCE

TIMETABLE

1st October – 31st March: Mon-Sat 9.00-19.00

1st April – 30 September: Mon-Sat 9.00-21.00

The parade ground closes 30 minutes before

The Urban Suites are situated within walking distance from Spain Square, where you could take the bus to the Castle of Montjuic.


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