Address: Montjuïc, 08038 Barcelona, Spain. Note that Montjuïc is a hill located in the southwest of Barcelona, Spain.
There are several ways to get to Montjuïc from Barcelona city centre:
Metro: The metro lines L1, L2 and L3 stop at Pl. Espanya, Paral-lel, Poble Sec stations at the foot of Montjuïc. You can then take the Montjuïc fucicular up the hill.
Cable Car: The funicular car connects the Paral-lel metro station to the top of Montjuïc hill. It is open every day of the week and timetables vary according to the season. The cable car at the top of the funicular takes you even further up the mountain.
By bus: There are several bus routes to Montjuïc, including routes 13, 50 and 150, which can be taken from various parts of the city.
By car or taxi: If you prefer, you can also take a taxi or your own car to Montjuïc, although parking can be difficult to find on Montjuïc.
Where is the Montjuïc in Barcelona?
Montjuic is a mountain in the city. A real breath of fresh air. From all sides, you have access to a magnificent view of Barcelona. The sides of the hill are covered with flowers, exotic trees and giant cacti. A magical atmosphere created by the luminous fountains of Gaietà Buïgas. Even getting there is a bit of an adventure. The cable car, for example, which leaves from the castle at the top of the hill, offers a spectacular panoramic view of the city and the Mediterranean Sea.
An ideal place for a Sunday stroll or for cultural visits in which Montjuïc is the setting.
Montjuïc is an emblematic cultural and sports venue in Barcelona.
Montjuïc Castle is a major point of interest and offers a military museum and a breathtaking view of the city. Just below the castle is the Palau Nacional, also known as the MNAC, which houses the largest collection of Catalan art in the world. The nearby escalators make it easy to get to the museum for those who do not wish to climb the stairs.
A short walk from the Palau Nacional is the Poble Espanyol, a village built for the 1929 Universal Exhibition that exhibits different styles of Spanish regional architecture. The Magic Fountain, located in front of the Palau Nacional, is a free and popular attraction that lights up in different colours to classical music.
Montjuïc was also the site of the 1992 Olympic Games. The Olympic stadium, the Palau Sant Jordi and the Olympic swimming pools on the hillside are must-sees for sports enthusiasts. In summer, open-air film screenings on the walls of the Olympic pools are a popular activity for locals and tourists. Take time to visit the Joan Miró Foundation, a museum dedicated to the great Catalan artist.
Finally, Montjuïc offers green spaces and picnic areas to enjoy a moment of relaxation with family and friends.
Montjuïc Tourist Route
Here is a small selection of places to discover on the Montjuïc mountain.
Take advantage of our good addresses such as restaurants and shops. This is also part of discovering a city.
1- The Mies Van der Rohe Pavillon. Pavello Mies Van der Rohe ***
Go to Montjuïc to visit the Barcelona Pavilion, a work emblematic of the Modern Movement: just great!
The Foundation Mies van der Rohe was set up in 1983 by the Barcelona City Hall with the initial purpose of reconstructing the German Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition. Besides conserving and disseminating knowledge about the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, this place today also fosters debate on and awareness of themes related to contemporary architecture and urban planning.
Learn about the Barcelona chair created by Mies van der Rohe for the same international Exhibition in 1929.
Built for the Universal Exhibition of 1929, the Poble Espanyol is a life-size reproduction of different Spanish villages. Located in one of the most emblematic areas of Barcelona and a few meters from the renowned Fountains of Montjuïc, the Poble Espanyol is one of the major tourist destinations of the City with its unique attractions: architecture, crafts, contemporary art, shopping and gastronomy. All in a festive, as well as an informative environment, is an ideal place for adults and children alike to visit.
Poble means village in Catalan. The primary vocation of Poble Espanyol is to show the architectural and cultural wealth of Spain in one place. This village is therefore a life-size reproduction of all the most representatives types of houses that you can see in Spain. In total, this village consists of 117 buildings representing 33 different Spanish regions. Along the streets, alleys and squares, you can admire a typical Andalusian neighborhood, a fragment of the path of Santiago de Compostela, typical Catalonia house like those of Tarragona. A real tour de force of this Spanish museum village, one forgets that the houses are reproductions. The constructions imagined by the architect Puig i Cadafalch have not changed in time, it is said that some buildings today serve as a model for the restoration of original houses scattered throughout Spain.
« Feeling Spain » : Since 2017, immersive audiovisual installations, located in different places of the village, allow you to discover 5 typical regions, and for example, you will be able to immerse yourself in the central part of Spain, in La Mancha with Don Quixote, with its mills and medieval castles.
A concentrate of Spanish crafts and its gastronomic products
As in any village, the Poble Espanyol is a place where one can go shopping. Here the emphasis is on local crafts and as we speak of all Spain, you will have the pleasure to be able to buy objects from all over the country. More than 20 artisans from these different regions work in the village. You will see them at work in their workshops. They offer ceramics, glass, leather, wood, jewelry, baskets, textiles, embroidery, guitars, gourds .. Unique pieces with the possibility of having them shipped abroad.
The pleasure of shopping souvenirs all year round since the village is open 365 days a year. The gourmets are not forgotten. You will be able to find gourmet products from all over Spain: wine, olive oil, honey, bread, charcuterie, “jamón de Jabugo”, not to mention the countless cheeses of country!
Restaurants, bars and small terraces. Traditional Spanish cooking and its main recipes are on the spot: you can take a break in front of a paella, tapas or a plate of Iberian ham.
Discover Spain Contemporary Art
The ultimate mission of Poble Espanyol is to disseminate contemporary art, with 3 spaces dedicated to it.
TheFran Daurel Museum inaugurated in 2011 offers more than 300 works of renowned Spanish contemporary art such as Picasso, Dalí, Miró, Tàpies, Barceló or Chillida. On 2500m2, paintings, sculptures and installations offer a global view on the contemporary art of the country.
Guinovart Espace is devoted to one of the great sculpture works by the artist Josep Guinovart (1927-2007), one of the greatest representatives of the current informal art. It is the work « Contorn-Entorn» whose pretention was to integrate art with reality.
The Garden of Sculptures. Finally, walk thru the Poble Espanyol garden where 36 sculptures of 27 different contemporary artists are exhibited.
Festivals, Concerts, Flamenco, Jazz, cinema ... Something always happens at Poble Espanyol, also having the reputation of going to bed very late.
You will find all the programme on the official website but be aware that every year there is the Biergarten (beer festival) but also a Jazz festival. There are three discotheques in the Spanish village, including the famous La Terrazza which opens only in summer (an absolute must).
If you like short films and entertainment, do not miss the Mecal outdoor film festival in summer. A great idea to go out at the evening.
A big party is organized every year for New Year's Eve too!. Finally in the Andalusian alleys of the village one can attend a dinner show of Flamenco in Tablao de Carmen every day at 6pm and 8:30pm.
Entrance ticket prices to Poble Espanyol
Adult 13+: 14 €
Adult 13 years and over + Audioguide: 17.5 €
Children from 4 to 12 years old: 7 €
Adults over 65: 9 €
We advise you to buy an entrance ticket to the Poble Espanyol online before going on site to avoid queuing. We do not propose a guided tour of the place itself but you can choose with the ticket of entry below the option with or without audioguide for a different discovery of the village:
AV del Marquès de Comillas. Opening hours :
Monday 09:00 a 20:00 Tue - Wed - Thurs. 09:00 a 24:00 Fry de 09:00 a 03:00 Sat de 09:00 a 04:00 Sun de 09:00 a 24:00 Phone :
93 508 63 00 Metro/Bus :
Metro: Parada Espanya, Línia 1 i Línia 3. - Bus: Parada Poble Espanyol de les línies 13, 150 i 23
3- The National catalan Art Museum** Museu Art Modern (MNAC)
The MNAC embraces all the arts (sculpture, painting, objets d'art, drawing, engraving, posters, photography and coinage) and has the task of explaining the general history of Catalan art from the Romanesque period to the mid-twentieth century.
In the case of the Romanesque and Gothic collections, this discourse is characterized by the Catalan provenance of most of the pieces, although, particularly in the Gothic, comparisons are made with art from other provenances.
With regard to the Renaissance and Baroque collections, the works included lead to a more international discourse, with the work of great painters, such as El Greco, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Cranach, Rubens...
The MNAC art collections from the end of the nineteenth century and the early decades of the twentieth century are once again mostly made up of the work of Catalan artists, forming a discourse which explains Modernisme, Noucentisme and the Avant-garde, always taking into account all the arts.
Sant Jordi Palace was the house of the gymnastics at the time of the Olympic Games and from then on a concert hall. Splendid building with a metal roof by the Japanese Arata Isozaki. It has to be seen also at night for its superb lighting.
One can see the Calatrava tower from anywhere in Barcelona. It is the telecommunications tower and the symbol of the Barcelona Olympic Games (1982) according to its creator Santiago Calatrava of the XXI century.
Pointing towards the sky, it opens the way to new galaxies.
Built in 1929 for the World Exhibition, the stadium was originally known as Estadi de Montjuic. However, it was renovated and expanded for the 1992 Summer Olympics and was then renamed Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys after the president of the Catalan government during the Spanish Civil War. The stadium has since been the host of major sports events, concerts, and political rallies.
The Olympic Stadium's design is attributed to the architects Pere Domènech i Roura and renovated bay Gregotti Associati International. It is a masterpiece of modernist architecture, characterized by its elliptical shape, simple curves, and minimal ornamentation. The stadium is constructed of reinforced concrete and is designed to seat 55,926 spectators. The most distinctive feature of the stadium is the tower that rises above the main entrance, which provides a stunning view of the city of Barcelona.
The Sporting Significance
The stadium has been the venue for numerous sporting events, including the European Athletics Championships, the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final, and the World Aquatics Championships. It has also been the home stadium of the RCD Espanyol football club and the Barcelona Dragons American football team. The stadium is still used for major sporting events today, and visitors can enjoy guided tours and even attend live events.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can visitors tour the Olympic Stadium?
A: Yes, visitors can take guided tours of the stadium, which include access to the press room, locker rooms, and the stadium's interior.
Q: What other attractions are near the Olympic Stadium?
A: The Olympic Stadium is located in the Montjuic Park, which offers a range of attractions, including the National Art Museum of Catalonia, the Joan Miro Foundation, The Poble Espanyol or the Montjuic Castle.
We recommend a visit: The Olympic Stadium in Barcelona is a must-visit for history and sports enthusiasts alike. Its unique modernist design, historical significance, and sporting legacy make it a true gem of the city. Don't miss the opportunity to witness this landmark firsthand and discover the stories that have made it a symbol of Barcelona's past and present.
Opening hours :
Summer (from 1st April to 31st October): from 10 am to 6 pm. // Winter (from November 1st to March 31st): from 10 am to 5 pm. Phone :
(+34) 93 426 20 89 Metro/Bus :
Pl. Espanya >> Estadi Olímpic : Bus 13, 91, 52, 55, D20 and H16 // Metro L1 and L3 // FGC S3, S4, S8, S9, R5, R50, R6 and R60.
Joan Miro Foundation is one of our favourite museums in Barcelona. Be there once is an obligation. The building designed by Josep Lluís Sert offers you a moment of calm and beatitude: an experience of light and beautiful spaces.
Among the trees, you will have stunning sightseeing of the city and a particular moment to see again or discover the work of Miró who throughout his life took a particular interest in the diversity of materials, forms, and colors. It led him to explore and experiment with different art forms such as painting, sculpture, printing techniques, ceramics, theatre, and tapestry.
A central work is exposed in this permanent collection.
Montjuïc Castle is an imposing castle that dominates the city since 1640. It was primarily used to repress the people for two centuries. Repression of the anarchists in the XIX century and prison for the political prisoners under Franco. In 1940 Lluis Companys was executed here. He was the president of the Generalitat of Catalonia. Nowadays is the only place in the city where you can see a statue of Franco. It also shelters a military museum.
Avinguda del Castell Opening hours :
From 1st Octobre to 31st March opened from Monday to Sunday from 9am to 7pm / 1st April to 30th Septmebre opened from Monday to Sunday from 9am to 9pm Phone :
00.34.93 329 86 53 Metro/Bus :
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fantastic Montjuic - Sofia (21 Mar 2023 - 07:58)
You can stay there for days between the Miro Foundation and the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion.
Don't forget to go up to Montjuic!
Bus 193 - Doreen Cameron (26 Aug 2016 - 09:10)
Might be time to update the website. I believe bus 193 no longer runs. There is a bus 150, but I'm not sure where it culminates.
When updating the site, besides having someone whose first language is English to correct the grammar, you may want to include a picture of that wonderful spot somewhere near the castle where we had a 360 degree view of Barcelona in all its magnificence, and if that were not enough, a more calming 180 degree of the ocean.
What a wonderful city!
Montjuic - David Cohen (31 Jul 2016 - 09:38)
I find it disingenuous that no where in a Spanish web site do I find anything relating to the slaughtered Jews who were buried here during the Inquisition. Spain lines to whitewash these horrid events.
To quote Simon Scharma in his wonderfully written book,"What still exists is Monntjusic, a nice park for tourists and once the cemetery of the Jews, hence its name. It's stones are scattered about Barcelona,extracted for the construction of this and that building in the elegant town."
Come on Espana! Tell the real story!!
Good Overview - B Dunning-USA (31 Aug 2011 - 09:45)
This is a good presentation of the sites on the hill area. It could help to have a map display