Montjuic is essentially a hill located between Plaça d’Espanya and Barcelona’s port. Dating back to the 17th century, there are still fortresses that still can be seen today. On the hilltop stands Montjuïc Castle, a 18th century coastal defense fort.
Although the area was used during that time, it wasn’t until the early 1900’s that saw a very commercialized and utilized purpose of Parc Montjuïc. It was selected to host the 1929 International Exposition, also known as a World’s Fair, where the area began to see its first real large-scale construction.
Structures then began popping up including the grand Palau Nacional, the Estadi Olimpic, Font Magica Fountains and the grand staircase leading up the south end and through the other various sites. With a long history of the lands within Parc Montjuïc, visitors are able to explore many beautiful and historical structures while there.
Today, you can visit Castell de Montjuïc and explore its lovely grounds and even sit down at the inviting café there, stroll along the Botanic Garden where kids run around and play, gaze at the wondrous Font Magica and discover the renovated Olympic Stadium that hosted the 1992 Olympic Games.
Montjuic in brief
|Place||Montjuic, 08038, Barcelona, Spain|
|Locally Known As||Montjuic Hill|
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Did you know that Montjuic means: “Jew Mountain” in medieval Catalan?