Montjuïc Castle

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Montjuïc Castle’s location grants visitors spectacular panoramic vistas over Barcelona and its surrounding areas.

Basic Info
Carretera de Montjuic, 66

Metro: L1 (Red) & L3 (Green) - Espanya

Bus: 55 & 150

FGC (Ferrocarrils): L8 - Espanya
Wheelchair accessible, although the pavement is somewhat uneven.
Tours are offered in sign language.

Newly open to the public, this landmark was used as a fort in the 17th-18th centuries, a prison, torture chamber, and execution site during the Franco years, and a military museum through 2007, when the city acquired the title in order to turn a storied site of pain and suffering into a monument to peace, culture, and civic harmony.

Declared a Cultural Good of National Interest in 1988, and located on the top of the mountain of Montjuïc, the Castle provides inimitably spectacular views overlooking the city of Barcelona and its environs. Visitors are also free to explore its access bridge, façades, bastions, parade grounds, terrace with 360º views, trenches, and ramparts, to make this mountaintop excursion a truly rich and exciting experience.

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Areas of barcelona Sants-Montjuïc

Sants-Montjuïc, located on the southern end of the city, is Barcelona’s largest district, abutting the municipalities El Hospitalet de Llobregat and El Prat del Llobregat. It comprises various neighborhoods, each with its own character, like the formerly industrial areas of Sants, Hostafrancs, Poble-sec, and La Bordeta, as well as the port area and the Zona Franca Customs Authority. And it’s home to one of Barcelona’s most popular green spaces, the mountain of Montjuïc, crowned by a castle that defended the city’s coast in times past.

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