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  • Address: Carretera de Montjuic, 66
  • Hours: October 1 to March 31: Every day 9am to 7pm. April 1 to September 30: Every day from 9am to 9pm.

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Montjuïc Castle

Looming over Barcelona city center from the 170-meter summit of Montjuïc Mountain, the forbidding Montjuïc Castle, or Castell de Montjuïc, adds a dramatic silhouette to the city skyline. Reachable via cable car from the Montjuic Funicular station, the 17th-century fortress is most popular as a lookout point and the Cami del Mar walking track affords spectacular panoramic views over the city, the distant mountains and along the Mediterranean coast.

Behind the castle’s majestic façade lies a grim and gruesome history, used mostly during the late 19th and 20th centuries to house and execute political prisoners. Anarchists, fascists and Republicans have all met their maker within these walls, most famously Lluis Companys, the President of Catalunya who was executed here by firing squad in 1940. The somber unmarked tombstones in the castle grounds offer a reminder of the castle’s sordid past, but with plans underway to transform the building, which once housed a military history, into a museum of international peace, the fortress’s future looks set to be more positive.

Be sure to take a walk around the palace gardens while you’re there, adorned with famous sculptures like Pau Gargallo’s ‘La Pomona’ and Josep Clarà’s ‘La Fertilitat’, then walk across the ancient drawbridge and climb the stone stairs to the castle’s roof top viewing terrace.

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Barcelona and Montserrat Tour with Skip-the-Line Park Güell Entry and Hotel or Port Pickup

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 94 Reviews

Combine city sightseeing in Barcelona with a trip to the multi-peaked mountain of Montserrat on this full-day tour! With an expert guide you’ll see countless ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $114.35

Gay Friendly Panoramic Montjuic Mountain Private Walking Tour in Barcelona

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

In this three-hour tour you will discover the most important monuments of the Montjuic Mountain, a place where we find the Old Castle of Barcelona, the Olympic ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.04

Barcelona Super Saver: Sightseeing Tour with Montjuic Cable Car and Montserrat Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 161 Reviews

Perfect for first-time visitors, this Barcelona Super Saver combines two popular tours that offer the ideal introduction to Barcelona's famous sights, ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.80

Barcelona in One Day Sightseeing Tour

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Combine two Barcelona tours at a discounted price and see the best of the city on this Super Saver! Enjoy a morning of sightseeing discovering Barri Gòtic ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.09

Barcelona Sightseeing Tour: Gothic Quarter Walking Tour, Olympic Village and Montjuic Cable Car Ride

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Discover the exuberance and beauty of Barcelona on a 4.5-hour morning tour of this exquisite Catalan city. Perfect for first-time visitors, this tour is the ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $53.94

Maritime Museum, Columbus Viewpoint and Wine Tasting: Small-Group Day Tour from Barcelona

Enjoy an afternoon small-group tour to the port of Barcelona to enjoy history and adventure at the same time. Through the many activities on schedule you will ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.72

Sailing and Vineyard Guided Tour from Barcelona

Enjoy a unique sail from Port Olimpic Barcelona, with a swim stop in the Med before heading to the Maresme Coast. Embark on a comfortable transport from the ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $210.36

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