MontjuÃ¯c is the only high point in the center of Barcelona. Since the transformations made for the Universal Exhibition of 1929 and the Olympics Games of 1992, MontjuÃ¯c is a very interesting area where activities can be performed day and night.
A MORNING WALK: The castle and around. What a better way to start the day than watching the harbor and the center of Barcelona from the Castell. It can be reached from PlaÃ§a de Espanya by bus (num. 150), from Parallel by funicular, from the port by cable car, or by the Touristic bus (red route). Near the castle there are the Mirador del Alcalde, also overlooking the city, and several gardens worth visiting, such as Joan Brossa Gardens and MossÃ©n Costa i Llobera Gardens, already mentioned before on the blog. Take a walk to reach the Olympic Ring, built for the 1992 Olympic Games. It includes the Olympic Stadium LluÃs Companys and the Palau Sant Jordi, both where concerts and conventions are celebrated, the Bernat Picornell swimming pools where you can buy a ticket and enjoy the Olympic size swimming pool and other facilities of the gym, and the particular Calatrava TV Tower. Along the Ring there is the Olympic and Sports Museum.
AFTERNOON OF MUSEUMS. You can spend the afternoon visiting the Joan MirÃ³ Foundation and the MNAC museum, with exceptional works of Joan MirÃ³ at the Foundation, and the Catalan and European art at the National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC).
NIGHT SHOW. After such a busy day you can relax with the amazing spectacle of water, light and sound of the Magic Fountain. It can be seen from 31 March to 30 October between 21h and 23h from Thursday to Sunday. From November to March the passes are from 19h to 21h on Friday and Saturday.
Then visit the Poble Espanyol, and you will enjoy an evening stroll in this outdoor enclosure without cars and inviting places to spend a good evening. At night, the venue becomes an ideal place to enjoy a good meal, to chat or to arrange a meeting between friends. During the night you will also find many different activities, from concerts, night clubs, wine tastings and flamenco shows.