Things to do in Barcelona – Visit Montjuïc Castle

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View of City from Montjuic Castle Barcelona Spain

Montjuïc Castle, a 17th-century hilltop fortress, offers visitors amazing views of Barcelona, its harbor and industrial port.  

View of Barcelona Montjuic Castle Barcelona Spain

Originally constructed as a fortification for an 11th-century watchtower, the castle has been a strategic defense during times of conflict. And, in more recent years, has served as a prison and  site for executions.  

Bridge at Entrance Montjuic Castle Barcelona Spain

Today Montjuïc Castle, the entrance to which is via a stone bridge and draw bridge,

Manicured Moat Montjuic Castle Barcelona Spain

crossing a manicured moat,

Model of Montjuic Castle Barcelona Spain

serves as a historical museum and presents a number of exhibitions including a four-part history of the hill and fortifications. 

Exhibition Montjuic Castle Barcelona Spain

This exhibit is supplemented by displays of archaeological artifacts, architectural items, photographs,

PIstol Montjuic Castle Barcelona Spain

and antique weapons.

Parade Ground and Tower Montjuic Castle Barcelona Spain

Your visit also allows access to the central parade ground,

Tower of Montjuic Castle Barcelona Spain

upper terrace, and dungeons.

Arched Tunnel Montjuic Castle Barcelona Spain

You’re free to wander the grounds, through the various tunnels and along the bastions and parapets,

Artillery Gun Montjuic Castle Barcelona Spain

where you’ll see artillery pieces from various military conflicts,

Tower at Montjuic Castle Barcelona Spain

a central watchtower dating to the 18th century and featuring two sun dials,

Statue of Drummer of El Bruc Montjuic Castle Barcelona Spain

and in the Citrus Garden, a statue of the Drummer of El Bruc (El Timbaler del Bruc) by Catalan sculptor Frederic Marès.

Tower at Sunset Montjuic Castle Barcelona Spain

One of the best times to visit Montjuïc Castle is in the late afternoon. The views can be particularly stunning as the sun drops lower in the sky.

Getting there:

Montjuic Castle is located at Ctra. de Montjuïc. Get there by bus (#150: Montjuïc Castle)

Ticket info

Adult Admission = 5.00€

Free on Sundays after 3:00 p.m.

Child Admission (ages 15 & under) = Free

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