Montjuïc Park, The things you must see
The Montjuïc Park is one of the most important green areas in Catalonian city. It is located in Sants-Montjuïc district, a small mountain that rises in the Barcelona south zone and borders the vast Mediterranean shore.
Montjuïc is one of the most visited zones by Barcelonans. This is a green area, with widespread vegetation, woods and gardens that also offer a nice view of the whole city.
So, it is a comfortable oasis in the middle of the busy Barcelona and you can get there easily by public transportation such as: subways or bus. Also, this is a popular place to practice sports outdoor, that’s why it is not weird to find runners or bikers enjoying a training session.
On today´s post, we will show you the Montjuïc Park, a place where it is possible to find more than just grass, because you may also find interesting tourism attractions interesting to meet.
- 1 Montjuïc Fountains
- 2 Visit the Montjuïc Castell
- 3 Barcelona Botanical Garden in the Parc Montjuïc
- 4 The Palau Sant Jordi in Montjuïc Barcelona
- 5 Barcelona Olimpic Stadium
- 6 Our tips to enjoy the most The Montjuïc Park
When we refer to Montjuïc in Barcelona, we are referring indirectly to an attraction that gets many visitors yearly, which is the magical Montjuïc fountain.
You will find out this fountain just when begin walking the Maria Cristina Ave. precisely getting out Plaza España subway line L3 or L1. Here, you will find a huge staircase, with beautiful and imposing fountains flowing out in the middle.
Consequently, these are Montjuïc fountains that everyday give a light and colors spectacle. This is such a beautiful scene that it is possible to see many tourists and people from Barcelona get there to witness this free show outdoors.
Magical fountain schedule
- November and March: Montjuïc fountains service is open Fridays and Saturdays, available for public on three different times: 19h, 19.30h and 20h.
- April, May and October: Montjuïc fountains time changes, the show should be seen Fridays and Saturdays at: 21h, 21.30h and 22h.
- June, July, August and September: Summertime means Montjuïc fountains are available for public more days, so you can enjoy the show on, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 21.30h, 22h or 22.30h.
Visit the Montjuïc Castell
The Montjuïc Castell distinguished among most visited monuments in Barcelona. It is an amazing castle riches in history, that´s why become a Catalonian City symbol and the repression Barcelona´s lived under many years.
Though Montjuïc Castell is now a place for public visit, peacefully and incredibly landscape, in the past this building was intended to control Barcelona inhabitants (1705-1714) as a military compound during Guerra dels Segadors( harvesters war). Its privileged location in the top of Montjuïc, this castle allowed panoramic view all over Barcelona´s territory.
Barcelona city has been bombed several times from this castle, this is why it means a resistance symbol for Catalonian. In addition, the president of Cataluña Lluís Companys was executed here in 1940.
Barcelona Botanical Garden in the Parc Montjuïc
You should visit the botanical garden this is another great attraction for tourism in the Montjuïc Park. A place intended to cultivate plants and flowers, and give you the chance to give a pleasant walk through a hundred percent natural environment.
It is located in the Montjuïc core, this place was thought to provide information to visitors about different plants and vegetation in the Mediterranean climate.
The Palau Sant Jordi in Montjuïc Barcelona
Palau Sant Jordi is another very popular ground you should visit in Barcelona. It is a multidisciplinary area that is worn to celebrate major events, such as: international recognized bands, business fairies, great spectacles (circus, bikes, sport events, and others).
It is therefore, a space highly used to enjoy variety on cultural and joy programming offered by the Catalonia city. Sant Jordi is able to handle a huge number of public artists such as Justin Bieber, Alejandro Sanz or Shakira have acted here.
How to reach Palau Sant Jordi
- Subway: L1 y la L3 will take you to Plaza España, next closer stop to Sant Jordi. However, you would walk a while to get here.
- Train: Also, some train lines get to Plaza España for example: L8, S33, S4, S8, R5, R50, R6, and R60. But, it is the same subway results, it takes you a quite long from the ground.
- Bus: the best option to skip 20 minutes walking up. From Plaza España, you can take two buses lines (150 and 13) that directly take you to the Palau Sant Jordi.
Barcelona Olimpic Stadium
Barcelona Olimpic Stadium was opened by the year 1989 to host the V Athletics World Cup. Since then, this place has been engaged with a great number of events related to competition and sport world.
The most relevant eventin this stadium happened in 1992, when Barcelona hosted the Olympic Games. This place was the games home, and also took place both ceremonies opening and closure.
How to reach the Stadium
The Montjuïc Stadium is right in front of Palau Sant Jordi. So, the best way to get there is by using the urban bus network.
Our tips to enjoy the most The Montjuïc Park
Now you know every attraction offered by Montjuïc Park – we will give you some tips and ideas that should help you to enjoy the most all over this area in Barcelona – as you can see, history, nature, leisure, and culture get together.
Sunrises and sunsets watching the sea
Montjuïc Park has the advantage that is positioned in front of the sea in the Barcelona highest part. As a result, you can delight your eyes with beautiful sunrises and sunsets. You can´t miss this moment at any time, so enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of Barcelona and also our lovely Mediterranean Sea.
Get into Montjuïc Parks
Montjuïc is full of gardens and parks, and you couldn’t be able to see them all. That´s why you shouldn´t be hurry, and to enjoy its corners, landscapes and incredible spaces you have to spend a whole day touring this area in Barcelona.
Visit the Castell de Montjuïc interior
Never forget to visit the interior of Castell de Montjuïc, if you have time. As we said, this building is part of the most recently Catalonia City history, and there the line of time has been marked with important event happened before.
In Summer Outdoor Cinema
If you come to Barcelona during the summer, you would like to see that in the gardens of Montjuïc became a outdoor cinema. Sala Montjuïc its opened during the months of July and August and its programmed with different movies in a relaxed ambience. A holiday activity you must join!