Montjuïc

Montjuïc is a hill placed at the southside of the city, next to the harbour. The view from the top of the mountain gives an impressive picture postcard of the city.

At the top of the mountain is located the Montjuïc’s Castle, and old fortress from the 17th century that today remains in very good condition. During the summer time, its surroundings hosts film screenings.

Montjuïc

Montjuïc is much more.

  • SPORTS .(Montjuïc hosted the major part of the Olympic games Barcelona 1992)

The Olympic Stadium, with a capacity of over 55.000 people, it hosted the opening ceremony of the 1992 Olympic Games and all the athletics competitions. It was built in 1929 and rebuilt for the 1992 Olympic Games. It is used to stage sport competitions, musical performances and other events. The Olympic Stadium is also known as Lluís Companys Stadium in memory of Lluís Companys Jover (catalan nationalist executed in 1940 at the Nazi era).

Palau Sant Jordi, impressive indoor stadium designed by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. With a capacity of over 16.000 people, it hosted all the gymnastic competitions but it has been also used to stage a large number of sports such as basketball, tennis, motorbike (both cross and trial), ice skating, swimming, … .It can also stage concerts and celebrations.

Picornell swimming pool, olympic pool that hosted obviously all the swimming competitions. It is currently used as a swimming club and in summer time is a perfect place for having a refreshing swim.

  • MUSEUMS

Joan Miró Foundation

Arqueologic Museum

Olympic Sports Museum

Ethnological Museum

National Museum of Art

CaixaForum

And many other things such as the famous Montjuïc Fountains, the Poble Espanyol (a reproduction of a typical Spanish villa, very nice indeed) or the Greek theatre but above all, Montjuïc is the perfect place within the city to go running, enjoy the nature and play with child as it is a large green area.

Anillo olimpico Montjuïc

Montjuïc is located at the Montjuïc hill, the best option to get there is by metro to Plaza España (L1 / L3) , then it takes around 15-20 minutes walking to get to the Olympic Stadium or is also possible to catch a bus at Av. Reina Maria Cristina.

Montjuïc is full of free parking area.