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Montjuic Castle, Barcelona

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The views of Barcelona from Montjuic Castle are expansive. You’ll see all the city's neighborhoods spread beneath your feet. A beacon of history positioned at the top of Montjuïc, the castle was once a military fortress but now acts as a municipal facility. Enjoy the gardens on the castle grounds. Plan to visit Montjuic Castle and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Barcelona attractions using our Barcelona itinerary planner.
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  • We travelled up to Montjuic Castle late one afternoon and due to time constraints decided not to go in but walked around the edge of the building. There are some amazing views from the ramparts and th...  more »
  • Great views from top of the fort on both city and it's port. If you have spare time in Barcelona I strongly recommend to go here. Only drawback of this place that in middle of June we were unable to f...  more »
  • Walked up from the Palau Nacional - don't do this, take the cable car instead. There is a splendid view of the Barcelona area, and the shipping port. The cable car journey is probably the best part.  more »
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  • Enjoyed exploring this place very much! Spectacular view of the city. So many lovely wildflowers grow on top of the mountain,that alone was worth the trek for me. :)
  • Such an incredible space and a great view of Palma. Bring your running shoes if you plan on hiking up to the church, there are a lot of steps. Cost for the castle was four euros. Great reception area, with bathrooms and a place to grab a drink.
  • This is a must see. The view of Barcelona from the castle is amazing on a clear day. And you will need atleast 3-4 hours to enjoy the castle as there is a lot of walking around. If you are taking the cab make sure it takes you to the entry gate and not drop you off at the bottom. Its steep hike to the top gate. There are local busses that can take you down the mountain. There are not much lineup here so you should have no problem getting in.
  • Wonderful views of Barcelona from this point - the guided tour is recommended, as it is quite insightful and it gives a detailed account of the history and of the actual castle. Plus you get access to the highest tour, which is not included in the regular visit. If you're under 30, you get discounted entry!
  • Amazing view first from the funicular and then from the top of the castle for the whole Barcelona. The only thing I didn't like is that the funicular tickets are very expensive and later you have to also pay for enter to the castle... But it is really worth to go upstairs and buy tickets!