Montjuïc Mountain Tours
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Montjuïc Mountain (from Catalan, meaning mountain of the Jews) is located southwest of Barcelona’s old city, and gets its name from a Jewish cemetery flowing down its slopes. After hosting both the World Exhibition in 1929 and the Olympics in 1992, the neighborhood is home to numerous attractions, including a castle, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, the Miró Museum (Fundació Miró), and the Magic Fountain.
As home to some of Barcelona’s best museums and attractions, Montjuïc features on many sightseeing tours of the city, including the double-decker hop-on hop-off bus (with stops at Plaça d’Espanya, the Miró Museum, cable car station, and Olympic stadium). Once in the area, it’s easy to explore the attractions that most interest you on foot, or simply soak in the views from Montjuïc Park.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Montjuïc ranks among Barcelona’s best spots for panoramic views.
- Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to do a fair bit of walking.
- Don’t forget to bring sun protection for exploring Montjuïc’s parks and outdoor areas.
- The Montjuïc cable car and funicular are both wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
Getting to Montjuïc is half of the fun. A funicular railway takes passengers up to the top of the hill and offers spectacular views along the way. There’s also a cable car connecting Montjuïc to the main beach area, and several walking paths leading up from the streets of Poble Sec.
When to Get There
The best views from the top of Montjuïc come around sunset, when the city is painted in shades of pink and orange. You could easily spend an entire day in the neighborhood (try to hit the museums first thing in the morning to avoid the crowds), finishing off with the sunset and Magic Fountain show.
Travel Through Spain at Poble Espanyol
Situated on the hillside of Montjuïc, the Spanish village (Poble Espanyol) is Spain in miniature. This open-air museum was built for the World Exhibition to show off the range of Spanish architecture through some 115 different buildings, from a Galician townhouse to a Jerez sherry cellar. Visit to get an overview of Spain’s cultural and architectural diversity, especially if you have limited time in other parts of the country.
Address: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
4 Tours and Activities to Experience Montjuïc Mountain
Ride the funicular railway up Montjuïc for spectacular views over Barcelona during this 3-hour private tour. Translated as the ‘Mountain of the Jews’ due to its Jewish cemetery, the hill was home to the 1992 Summer Olympic Games. Visit the Olympic facilities and Montjuïc Castle, then finish with a walking tour at Plaza España, where your personal guide shares the highlights of one of Barcelona’s most impressive squares.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Get the perfect introduction to Barcelona's top sites during this half-day guided tour. Hop aboard your coach for a sightseeing excursion to the Gothic Quarter and Passeig de Gracia, admiring architect Antoni Gaudí's iconic buildings along the way. Then head to the Olympic Village of Barcelona (Vila Olimpica) and Montjuic mountain. Take a cable car ride, stop by a recreation of a Spanish village at Poble Espanyol and explore the old city center (if option selected)
Combine two of Barcelona’s most popular tours and gain a comprehensive picture of the Catalonian capital with this combo package. In the morning, delve into the remarkable architecture of the Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter) and enjoy sweeping city vistas from the summit of Montjuic Hill while visiting the ancient Montjuic Castle. Complete the day with an afternoon tour of Antoni Gaudi’s modernist masterpieces; marvel at the architectural eccentricity of UNESCO-listed La Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, La Pedrera and Park Güell and hear the story behind the artist whose work is so prevalent in Barcelona.
Make the most of your time in Barcelona with a tour that takes in the best of the city and Montserrat's rocky peaks. Travel the glamorous Paseo de Gracia and spot Gaudí’s iconic buildings, then see the landmarks along the Mediterranean coast, the Olympic Village, and La Rambla. Leave the city limits for the rugged scenery of Montserrat and enjoy unobstructed views from a mountainside cogwheel railway. Visit a Royal Basilica and Benedict sanctuary then taste local liquor made by monks before returning to Barcelona.
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