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 at the forefront of your travel plans using our Barcelona itinerary builder .
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  • Long walk if you decide not to use the ropeway. Splendid view of the city and area a bit less crowded than the more central areas. The Castle at the top not recommended visit as a fortress with a view similar to that seen from the Park.
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  • Great view, deserve to climb up to the Castle. Try to climb-descend by cable car, the route is beautiful!
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  • The park is located on a hill in the south-west of Barcelona and is home to beautiful gardens. It offers great views over the city and can be reached either by road or cable car. Worth a short visit f...  more »
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  • Very beautiful view over the entire city. This cable railway was very modern and clean. We were sitting alone because it was empty, even though we were there in August on a sunny and warm day. Great experience and beautiful pictures. The picture from the entrance costs 10 €.
  • On a sunny day you will have a good view over the whole city from the cabins. It is a very modern funicular which is reflected in the ticket price. Tickets are expensive given that it's only a very short ride and you could easily walk up the hill. I don't get why it doesn't start from the bottom of the hill which would make much more sense.
  • Beautiful panoramic view, the ride was very comfortable (even with 28 degrees outside). The last station is just next to the castle from where you can get even better views. Be aware of "welcome photos" - they'll take you a picture at the entrance and try to sell it at the end.
  • It provide you with panoramic view to see at Atlantic ocean and whole city inside You can find out the most of historical monuments from there You could use more than one time ride if you have time
  • This was a very cool experience. Great views of the whole city. Make sure to go to the top and check out the castle. Very affordable to explore the whole area.

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