One of the most charming areas in Barcelona is the emblematic mountain of Montjuïc, where we can find many options for entertainment. Montjuïc or “Jewish Montain” has many atractions for its visitors, as a castle with amazing views, beautiful gardens, olimpic facilities, Mies Van der Rohe pavilion for World Expo 1929, Poble Espanyol (Spanish town), among others.

A walk through Montjuïc:

Arriving to Montjuïc from Plaza España, the first thing getting your attraction would be the twin tall venetian towers locating at Maria Cristina Avenue, and built for the World Expo Barcelona 1929. Also, you’ll find facilities from Fira de Barcelona en Plaza España, that hosts important events and congresses in Barcelona.

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National Palace. Photo by Gabriela Angulo

Montjuïc Magic Fountain: also instaled for the World Expo Barcelona 1929. This beautiful fountain offers a very special show with lights and colors and water “dancing” following the  rhythm of farely popular songs. We strongly suggest you to check Montjuïc Magic Fountain schedule, before visiting it, as it varies following the different stations of the year.

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Montjuic Magic Fountain, photo by Eduardo Casal
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Montjuic Magic Fountain, photo by Eduardo Casal

Museum of the National Art of Catalonia: Located at National Palace building, the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña (MNAC) has a great collection of pictures, sculpture and other arts manifestations, from the medieval era until half of XX century.

Mies Van der Rohe pavillion: This is the German pavillion for World Expo 1929, designed by the famous architech Mies Van del Rohe and built in glass, steel and marble, that has inspired the following generations of architechs. Inside this pavillion you’ll find the mythical Barcelona chair from Mies Van der Rohe.

Poble Espanyol in Barcelona: This “Spanish town” represents a castle and inside of it, you’ll find narrow streets full of stores selling handycraft and traditional items from all the different regions in Spains. Also, there are cafeterias and small bars in Poble Espanyol. Musical shows are usually presented in this place.

Montjuïc Castle: located on the top of Montjuïc mountain, the Castle of Montjuïc is an antique militar fortress, that nowadays is the Militar Museum. Fron this place you’ll see some of the best views of Barcelona’s port.

Teatre Grec in Barcelona: the greek theater of Montjuïc is another of the constructions for the World Expo 1929. Every year, during the months of june, july and august, it hosts the Festival Grec de Barcelona (Barcelona’s Greek Festival).

Palau Sant Jordi: This is one of the main facilities built for Barcelona’s Olympic Games 1992. This is a very special covered pavillion, distinguished for being very functional building that can host either sports events (such as tennis and basketball games) as well as musical shows. Some of the most important concerts at Palau Sant Jordi 2011 are: Kylie Minogue concert in Barcelona, on March 12th 2011; Roger Waters concert in Barcelona, on March 29 2011; Depeche Mode concert in Barcelona, June 04th 2011; Justin Bieber concert in Barcelona, august 8th 2011.

If you want to stay nearby all the atractions in Montjuïc mountain, we suggest you some options for apartaments in Barcelona in Sants-Montjuic.

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  1. Vanesa says:

    Podría vivir en el Palau Sant Jordi?…Quiero ir a todos los conciertos!!! Buenisimo el tip de la fuente, no lo sabía! Saludos

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