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Montjuïc Castle - Castell de Montjuïc in Barcelona

Castell de Montjuïc

Castell de Montjuïc

Castell de Montjuïc

Castell de Montjuïc

Castell de Montjuïc

Castell de Montjuïc


Montjuïc Castle is an imposing star-shaped castle that has dominated the city since 1640. For two centuries, it has been used mainly to repress the people: repression of anarchists in the 19th century and a prison for political prisoners under Franco. In 1940, Lluis Companys, the very popular President of the Generalitat of Catalonia, was executed here. It is currently the only place in the city where a statue of Franco remains. It houses a military museum.

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History of Montjuïc Castle in Barcelona

Montjuïc Castle has a rich and complex history dating back to the 17th century. It was originally built as a military fortress to protect the city of Barcelona from invasion. Over the centuries, it was used for military purposes and played a key role in several conflicts, including the War of the Spanish Succession and the Spanish Civil War.

One of the darkest periods in the castle's history is associated with Franco's repression during the Spanish Civil War. Many political prisoners were detained and executed here. However, after the end of Franco's dictatorship, the castle became a symbol of democracy and freedom.


Montjuïc Castle today

Today, it is visited for its impressive architecture, which features imposing military architecture with thick walls, watchtowers and cannons. Visitors can explore its fortifications and admire the military engineering of the period.

Inside the castle, there are exhibitions tracing its eventful history, with particular emphasis on its role during the Spanish Civil War. Visitors can see photographs, historical documents and testimonies relating to this dark period.

But one of the highlights of the visit is the panoramic view over Barcelona. From the top of Montjuïc, you can admire the city, the port, the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding mountains. It's a great place to take some memorable photos.

And don't forget the gardens and surrounding area: Around the château, there are beautiful gardens and green spaces where visitors can stroll and relax. These gardens also offer breathtaking views over the city.

Finally, Montjuïc Castle occasionally hosts cultural, artistic and musical events. Open-air concerts and art exhibitions are held here, making it a versatile venue for culture and leisure.

Montjuïc Castle - Castell de Montjuïc in Barcelona

Avinguda del Castell, 08038 Barcelona, Spain

Area: Sants / Montjuïc
Website: Castell de Montjuïc - Barcelona
Opening hours: 1 March to 31 October, 10 am to 8 pm - 1 November to 28 February, 10 am to 6 pm - Closed on 25 December and 1 January.
Metro/Bus: Bus: 193
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perfect day at montjuic castele
LiliNH (18 Sep 2023 - 14:42)
The guided tour of montjuic castle was perfect, with a guide who was really interesting and motivated by his work.
I recommend this tour
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Last comments

JeanJean - 22 Sep 2023 - 07:26
free and it's well worth a visit.
A fine venue for free photo exhibitions on La Rambla, in a peaceful setting away from the hustle and bustle of this grand avenue. Whether you're a photography enthusiast or an amateur, it's well worth a visit.
LethoBrand - 22 Sep 2023 - 07:26
simple and cool to visit
As I only had a day to visit, it was a simple and efficient way. Great air-conditioning on the lower floor of the bus. Well-organised and friendly welcome.
Victoria Lanswhite - 21 Sep 2023 - 09:38
for the Gaudi buildings
For the Gaudi buildings but not for the shopping... very nice shops like everywhere else in the world, no interest.
Sosso - 20 Sep 2023 - 08:50
impressed by this brilliant creator
As I learned more about Antoni Gaudí's life while visiting his works, I was deeply impressed by his devotion to architecture and his unique artistic vision. He was a passionate man who devoted his life to creating extraordinary buildings.
andrewww - 19 Sep 2023 - 14:28
gimeno's website
Indeed Gary Hall I think they only have a brochure site.. with email and phone... no prices and no lisiting.. you have to go there ;-)
Gary Hall - 19 Sep 2023 - 11:38
Still cannot access website. How can I buy if I can't see choice or prices ..???" Regards Gary Hall.
Tita - 19 Sep 2023 - 08:20
only a library
Not to be confused - as I was - with the architect Lluís Domènech's Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, now known as Sant Pau Hospital or the Modernist Site of Sant Pau ;-) c
daddy was here - 19 Sep 2023 - 08:20
not to miss If you like Gaudi
The architecture of the Palais Güell is very distinctive, with a slightly Gothic atmosphere, but whether you like it or not, the visit is well worth the diversion. I recommend the audioguide (included in the price of admission) which, as well as being very well produced and comprehensive, is essential for understanding the history of the place and imagining the life of its inhabitants. Allow a good hour.

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  1. perfect day at montjuic castele - LiliNH (18 Sep 2023 - 14:42)

    The guided tour of montjuic castle was perfect, with a guide who was really interesting and motivated by his work.
    I recommend this tour

  2. Castle of Montjuïc's timetable - Lydia (1 Jun 2016 - 08:46)


    - invierno 10 a 18 (a las 17:30 ya no entra nadie y se empieza a desalojar, por tanto es solo salida.

    - verano 10 a 20h (a las 19:30 ya no entra nadie y se empieza a desalojar, por tanto es solo salida)

  3. horario - español furioso (12 Jan 2015 - 09:30)

    Me podrían decir a que putas horas cierran el castillo, en una pagina dice que a las seis y en otra a las siete y de verdad no lo cojo

  4. Monjuic Castle - Manda B (23 Sep 2012 - 08:30)

    Lovely! Take the cable car and admire the great views!

  5. hill - I (28 May 2011 - 08:45)

    very beautiful. I definitely recommend!

  6. castillo montjuic - juan poere (23 Nov 2010 - 02:55)

    ya no hay ninguna estatua de franco

  7. c tro bien - le kikou (11 Feb 2008 - 13:31)

    c cool

  8. montjuic c bo - maeva la blonde (11 Oct 2007 - 17:52)

    barcelone c'est a visité et il fo plus d'1 weekend pour le faire et surtout visité le port et l'aquarium et montjuicet faite un barcelone by night ( barcelone en plein nuit ) c'est super beau !!!!

  9. Montjuic Castle - ME (20 Sep 2006 - 00:25)

    A great place to visit. TRUST ME!

  10. montjuic - me (4 Apr 2006 - 20:26)


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