Saturday, January 24, 2009

BARCELONA: CASTLE OF MONTJUÏC


Montjuïc Castle is one of the most beautiful places in Barcelona to spend a nice sunday morning or a warm summer evening. Walking along the castle and enjoying the fantastic views of Barcelona from there is, in my opinion, one of the best activities you can do in
Barcelona.


Montjuïc Castle



Montjuic Castle in BarcelonaMontjuïc Castle main entrance with the moat in the foreground. The observation tower also appears


Montjuic Castle in BarcelonaMontjuïc Castle observation tower

Moat of the Castle


Montjuic Castle in BarcelonaOverview of the Montjuïc Castle moat with the city in the background



Montjuic Castle in BarcelonaMontjuïc castle moat is actually a nice garden




"La Senyera", the flag of Catalonia, beside the walls of the Castle of Montjuïc in Barcelona


Montjuic Castle in BarcelonaOn the Montjuïc Castle moat it's possible to do archery practice



Castle of Montjuïc in Barcelona
The place of the previous picture from another point



Bar beside the Castle of Montjuïc
Walking along the path on the right of the previous picture you will find this bar with live music near the Migdia Viewpoint



Castle of Montjuïc in Barcelona
City Walls of the Castle of Montjuïc in Barcelona



Aerial view of Montjuïc Castle


Montjuic Castle in BarcelonaOverview of the Montjuïc Castle (picture obtained from Barcelona té castell! exhibition)



Main entrance to the Castle

Montjuic Castle in BarcelonaMontjuïc Castle main entrance




Inside the Castle



View from Montjuic Castle in BarcelonaMediterranean sea from Montjuïc Castle


Montjuic Castle in BarcelonaOne of the bastions of Montjuïc Castle


Montjuic Castle in BarcelonaMontjuïc Castle guns


Montjuic Castle in BarcelonaWalking along the Montjuïc Castle


Castle Parade Ground


Parade Ground of Montjuic Castle in BarcelonaOverview of the Montjuïc Castle Parade Ground



Views from Montjuïc Castle


Barcelona from Montjuic CastleOn the left in the background La Sagrada Família appears and, on the right, the Agbar tower. Barcelona Cathedral also appears



Barcelona from Montjuic CastleBarcelona Seafront from Montjuïc Castle


Montjuïc Castle on the top of the Montjuïc hill two or three centuries ago


Cistern of Montjuic Castle in BarcelonaMontjuïc Castle cistern



Montjuïc Park


Next, some pictures of Montjuïc Park, located next to the Montjuïc Castle.



Montjuic Park in BarcelonaBarcelona city coat of arms


Montjuic Park in BarcelonaAn overview of a part of the Montjuïc Park


Montjuic Park in BarcelonaMontjuïc Park is a really peaceful place to walk


Montjuic park in BarcelonaThe views of Barcelona from the Montjuïc Park are quite nice



In Montjuïc I would also recommend visiting the following places:


Montjuïc Castle Useful Information

  • Address: Ctra. de Montjuïc, 66
  • Phone: 932 564 445
  • How to get there: Bus 193. Telefèric Montjuïc, stop Castell.
  • Web site: www.bcn.cat/castelldemontjuic

- Opening time:
  • From 1st October to 31st March: Monday to Sunday from 9am to 7pm.
  • From 1st April to 30th September: Monday to Sunday from 9am to 9pm.


Finally, clicking on the next link you will find links to more beautiful and interesting places in Barcelona, among them, more nice places in Montjuïc.


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