martes, 26 de abril de 2011

BARCELONA: MONTJUÏC


Montjuïc is, without any doubt, one of the most beautiful places in Barcelona and, from the Olympic Games in 1992, one of the most symbolic places in the city. Montjuïc vibrate with emotion during those fantastic days which showed Barcelona to the world. Nowadays, Montjuïc is a large green area perfect to walk, to spend a sunny sunday morning or to enjoy the fantastic views of Barcelona from the castle or one of its viewpoints.

I would recommend the following route to discover Montjuïc:




Next I would like to show you some pictures of these places. Clicking on the previous links you will find more pictures and information about these lovely environments in Montjuïc.

Montjuïc Castle


Montjuic castle in BarcelonaMain entrance to Montjuïc castle


Parade Ground of Montjuic castle in BarcelonaMontjuïc castle parade ground. The observation tower appears on the right


Montjuic castle in BarcelonaOverview of the Montjuïc Castle with Barcelona in the background

Views of Barcelona from Montjuïc


Barcelona from Montjuic castleThe views of Barcelona from Montjuïc Castle are really fantastic


Magical fountain in MontjuicView of the Magical Fountain and Maria Cristina boulevard, which links the fountain with Plaça Espanya. One of the better views you can enjoy from Montjuïc

Montjuïc Park


Montjuic park in BarcelonaMontjuïc Park is a lovely and peaceful place located near the castle

Olympic Ring


Olympic stadium in MontjuicOlympic Stadium is the main sport facility in the Olympic Ring in Montjuïc

MNAC (Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya)


Palau Nacional de CatalunyaBetween the building of the MNAC (building of this picture) and the Olympic Stadium is located the Palauet Albeniz

Poble Espanyol


Poble Espanyol in MontjuicSince it was conceived in 1929, El Poble Espanyol has been considered as a different, unique space in the city. The aim of its construction was to give an idea of what might be an "ideal model" of a Spanish village containing the main characteristics of all towns and villages in the peninsula. Its urban layout – a real village with streets and squares, without wheeled traffic and in the natural surroundings of the hill at Montjuïc - has helped to create a special microcosm

Palauet Albéniz and Joan Maragall Gardens


Palauet Albéniz in MontjuicMain entrance to Palauet Albéniz in Montjuïc


Joan Maragall gardens in MontjuicJoan Maragall Gardens are a lovely and beautiful place next to the palace

Las Arenas Shopping Center


Las Arenas shopping mall

Las Arenas shopping mall was previousy a bullring

Montjuïc Magical Fountain


Magical fountain in Barcelona at nightThe Magical Fountain in Montjuïc is one of the most impressive shows which can be seen in Barcelona

Sunset in Montjuïc


Sunset in MontjuicFinally, a nice sunset in Montjuïc


Montjuic from Sant Pere Martir in Collserola
Montjuïc from Sant Pere Màrtir in Collserola. You can see also the Camp Nou, the FC Barcelona stadium


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.

Magical Fountain Useful Information

- How to arrive:
  • Metro L1 and L3, Plaça Espanya Stop
  • Bus 9, 13, 27, 30, 37, 50, 55, 56, 57, 65, 79, 109, 157 and 165
  • FGC parada Plaça Espanya
  • Barcelona Bus Turístic, CaixaForum-Pavelló Mies van der Rohe Stop
- Website: www.bcn.es/fonts


Olympic Ring Useful Information

- How to arrive:
  • Bus 50, 55 and 61.
  • Barcelona Bus Turístic, Anella Olímpica stop.

Poble Espanyol Useful Information

- How to arrive:
  • Metro L1 and L3, Plaça Espanya Stop
  • FGC parada Plaça Espanya
  • Bus 13, 50 and 61.
  • Barcelona Bus Turístic, Poble Espanyol stop.
- Website: www.poble-espanyol.com


I hope you enjoyed this route. Other interesting routes in Barcelona are:





Other parks and gardens you can visit in Barcelona are:



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


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