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  • Address: Carretera de Montjuic, 66, Barcelona 08038, Spain
  • 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 Art and Architecture: Half-Day Guided Walking Tour, Barcelona, null
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Barcelona Art and Architecture: Half-Day Guided Walking Tour

Half Day tour of Barcelona’s distinctive Catalan Modernism, on a combined bus and walking tour, to experience in 4 hours, the artistic and architectural ...  Read more

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

From USD $63.88
Private Montjuic Mountain Tour with Visit to Olympic Park and Plaza España, Barcelona, ... 
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Private Montjuic Mountain Tour with Visit to Olympic Park and Plaza España

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

In this three-hour private walking tour you will discover the Montjuic Mountain and you will enjoy its spectacular views. You will visit the only Castle in ...  Read more

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

From USD $73.01
Gay Friendly Panoramic Montjuic Mountain Private Walking Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Private ... 
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Gay Friendly Panoramic Montjuic Mountain Private Walking Tour in Barcelona

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 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 $73.01
Barcelona and Artistic Gaudí: Full Day Guided Walking and Bus Sightseeing Tour, Barcelona, ... 
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Barcelona and Artistic Gaudí: Full Day Guided Walking and Bus Sightseeing Tour

Full day comprehensive tour of Barcelona, where in the morning, you will be able to experience most of the landmarks of Barcelona, on a comfortable air ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $111.79
Barcelona and Montserrat Tour with Skip-the-Line Park Güell Entry and Hotel or Port Pickup, ... 
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Barcelona and Montserrat Tour with Skip-the-Line Park Güell Entry and Hotel or Port Pickup

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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 $120.92
Barcelona Super Saver: Sightseeing Tour with Montjuic Cable Car and Montserrat Tour, Barcelona, Day ... 
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Barcelona Super Saver: Sightseeing Tour with Montjuic Cable Car and Montserrat Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 384 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: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $112.93
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Barcelona City and Coast Helicopter Tour, Barcelona, Super Savers
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Barcelona City and Coast Helicopter Tour

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See Barcelona's famous landmarks from the air on an exhilarating helicopter flight that lasts approximately 12 minutes. You'll fly over the iconic Sagrada ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 12 minutes (approx.)

From USD $112.93
Barcelona Electric Bike Tour Including Montjuïc Cable Car and Boat Ride, Barcelona, Helicopter ... 
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Barcelona Electric Bike Tour Including Montjuïc Cable Car and Boat Ride

4.5 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

Discover Barcelona’s top attractions on a half- or full-day electric bike tour, led by an expert guide. Pedal with ease through the Catalan capital toward ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3.5 or 7 hours

From USD $56.47
Barcelona Private Highlights Tour with Electric Bike, Barcelona, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Barcelona Private Highlights Tour with Electric Bike

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Enjoy this 4-hour private electric bike tour cycling through the World Heritage monuments and attractions of Barcelona. Make the most of your visit to this ...  Read more

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

From USD $76.43
Barcelona Private 4-Hour Guided Tour, Barcelona, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Barcelona Private 4-Hour Guided Tour

Enjoy Barcelona in a private vehicle driven by professional drivers, uniformed and multilingual. Hotel pickup included. The driver will pick you up at your ...  Read more

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

From USD $285.18

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