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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  • It's a very interesting Park, away from the center of town where there's only confusion and people ... Here, nature dominates!
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  • Huge park whose peak is situated 173 meters of altitude relative to sea level, where the Castell de Montjuïc, a flagship fortress, symbol of suppression and the battles that were fought along the history of Barcelona. With a privileged location, maintains a full panoramic view of the city of Barcelona where you do exceptional photos. To get put take the funicular at Metro station Paral-el, then the funicular and the same ticket 150 Bus to the top of the Hill. The 150 Bus makes coming and going from the Plaza of Spain.
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  • Most nice idea for walk-escape to nature in Barcelona. Although many will be tempted by the choice of cable cars, suggest you climb on foot to enjoy the ride and walking. You will enjoy the many well-kept gardens, look for the "Greek" theater where the summer festivities and those who love art, visit the Miró Foundation.
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  • Great views of the city but quite expensive for a one way ticket (8.5€) I walked up as the weather wasn't too warm. Once up the line to get on the cable car was only a couple of minutes. The ride was smooth but the cabin was very no frills. Metal benches so can imagine it will be very hot in the summer. Once at the lower station there was a two hour lines for those who wanted to go up. So my tip is walk up. Cable car down. Also try the funicular to get to the subway. Included in the metro pass.
  • Not to be mixed with the cable car at the Barcelonata beach (by the Way hotel) two different cable cars exist in Barcelona. This one is up on the montjuic Park and takes you up the castle. İt is quite short trip (around 5 minutes ) and 12.5 € for round trip. You can find cheaper tickets online from different vendors. The views are nice and definitely makes the climb up to the castle much easier. However there is also a bus (#150) that takes you up there for 1/10 the price.
  • So much history, the fort is magnificent. The views from the top of, Barcelona and of the port are very picturesque. On week-ends you can see people practice their archery in the grounds of the fort. The price was very reasonable and you can get off half way and get back on. There are two running tracks up here and a very incongruous motorcycle riding learning track.
  • Slightly expensive cable car ride to castle & parks but very good views. Staff very helpful and service is quick. Would recommend visit.
  • If you are in Barcelona for more than a day get up on the hill... great views and generally a bit quieter. Very reasonable costs ..if you are a family make sure you get the multiple ticket option saving you a lot of money
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