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Parc de Montjuic, Barcelona

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Get some fresh air and escape the bustle of the big city with a visit to Parc de Montjuic, a sprawling green area featuring well-maintained gardens, cultural attractions, and sports venues. Covering the slopes of a hill that overlooks the port of Barcelona, the park hosted its first events during the 1929 World’s Fair. Today, the area is home to several museums, housed inside some of the city’s finest examples of modern architecture. The top of the hill, which is 185 m (607 ft) high, was the site of several military fortifications, and a castle dated to about 1640 still stands there today. Stop by to photograph the sprawling city and relax with a leisurely stroll, or enjoy fine art and exquisite architecture at one of the museums. Put Parc de Montjuic into our Barcelona trip itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Barcelona.
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  • Cheap as chips, 5€ each adult I think, plenty to explore and look around. Stunning views from the castle roof, which is accessible to general public. Highly recommend. Walk down the road from the cabl...  more »
  • Saw plenty of brace souls running up to the top but we Took the cable car to the top for some spectacular views of the city. Make sure to take your camera. The fort/castle at the top is worth going in...  more »
  • I'm usually afraid of highs but the view made me forget about my fear. The cable car is very nice and very fast but this just because you want to stay more there to enjoy the view. You travel like 5mi...  more »
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