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Written by Kajani Shivam on May 14, 2020 Share on

Climb to the top to discover the Montjuic Hill In Barcelona

Montjuic Hill In Barcelona
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The best way to experience a city is to reach the top and to find a viewpoint. Montjuic, Barcelona is a landmark hill located south of the city centre. A perfect place to get some fantastic views. Apart from the breathtaking views, Montjuic Hill is also the home of some interesting landmarks and cultural sites such as castles and botanical gardens. 

Montjuic Hill is a scenic hill located in the South West of Barcelona, rising 173m above the sea level between the commercial port and the Placa Espanya The Montjuic Hills gets its name from the Catalan meaning  “Jewish Mountain” and was once the home of the Jewish community. 

Attractions Of Montjuic Hill

1.MNAC

The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya also known as MNAC is the largest collection of Catalan artwork in the world, displaying over 1000 years of art history. An unbelievable collection of Romanesque murals from the medieval times, modernist furniture by Barcelona’s esteemed Antoni Gaudi, Gothic art, photography, and some unimaginable works by Dali, Picasso, Casas, and more can be found at MNAC. 

Magic Fountain , Barcelona
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2.Magic Fountain

Magical Fountain is the major tourist attraction in Barcelona which was found in front of the MNAC. On selected summer nights there is a big fountain light show which is worth seeing. The fountain comes alive with colours, light, and classical music. This takes place during summer every evening from Thursday to Sunday and takes place on Fridays and Saturdays during the Winter.

3.Poble Espanyol

The Poble Espanyol which means the Spanish Town was designed for the 1929 fair. It is a mock Spanish village that was created to display and celebrate all the different regional traditions and architectural styles. Poble Espanyol is home to streets with over 115 different buildings, including craft shops and artisanal workshops, traditional wine cellars, a monastery, bars, cafes, nightclubs. 

4.Teatro Grec

Teatro Gren is an open-air theatre built by Catalan Architect Ramon Reventos as part of the 1929 International Exposition. The major attraction here is the Festival Grec de Barcelona which takes place in summer and features music, theatre, dance acts, and circus. There is also a  great restaurant called Cafe Belgrado near the theatre. 

5. The 1992 Summer Olympics

Montjuic which was served for the 1992 Summer Olympics is officially recognised as the ‘Games of the XXV Olympiad’. This attracted a load of interest and energy into Montjuic and sparked many exciting new building projects. You can just wander around and view the stunning buildings and landscaping.

Best time to visit

Montjuic Hill top view
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Summer season is known as the best time to visit Montjuic Hill. The number of festivals and events for the tourists and locals are large in number. The Gastronomic festivals and the Flamenco shows are the highlights.

How To Reach?

The best way to reach Montjuic Hill is to take a metro. Take the red or green line of the metro as that would be the most convenient way to reach the destination. L1 and L3 lines are highly recommended.  You can also rent a taxi, however, the metro or bus is highly recommended by the locals and also considered to be cheap. 

Entry Fees For Montjuic Hill

The standard ticket price for Montjuic hill is € 5 (Rs 391.98). However, there is also free admission to the place during the first Sundays of the month and Sundays after 3 pm. The  Montjuic hill also has the guided tour which costs around €4 (Rs 313.59) for visitors.

Well worth the climb to the top right. Montjuic Hill In Barcelona is a place to be discovered by every tourist. Never miss witnessing this beautiful treasure mountain which stands with a lot of history and art at the top of Barcelona.  Take a ride with Pickyourtrail to explore the Hill.

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