Do you know the Montjuic Castle? It is an excellent place to go to learn more about the history of Barcelona and to see incredible views of the city.
Very close to our family hotel in parallel, there is the Montjuic mountain, on top of which is the famous Montjuic Castle, which, with its canyons and incredible views is a palce that is really worth visiting.
This fortress was built by the Spanish Army and it played a very important role in the history of Barcelona. Today it belongs to the Barcelona City Council and you can visit it.
HISTORY OF THE CASTLE OF MONTJUIC
This fortress, which began to be built in the 17th century, played a very important role in various episodes in the history of Barcelona such as the assault of the Castilian troops commanded by the Marquis de los Vélez in 1641, the bombing of Barcelona from the castle in 1842, or the confinement of those detained during the Tragic Week in 1909, among other events. During these centuries the fortress was built and adapted according to the needs of the times and those who owned it at all times.
THE BEST VIEWS OF BARCELONA
In addition to its exciting history, the castle has incredible views of Barcelona. From its highest point, you can see the entire city, in addition to the port of Barcelona and the sea that extends at the foot of the mountain. If you like views of the cities, it is really worth going to Montjuic Castle.
To get there walking you can walk to the Montjuic Mountain and climb up to the castle passing through the Montjuic gardens.
You can also get to Montjuic castle with the Montjuic Funicular, which you can access from the Paral·lel metro station, which is very close to Hotel Grums and leaves you about a 20-minute walk to the castle.
Another way to get there is by the Montjuic Cable Car. Although it is the most expensive option, it will leave you very close to the castle and you can also enjoy the views of Barcelona from the cable car.
There is also a bus that takes you to Montjuic castle. You can take it at Plaza España and the bus line is the number 150.
TICKETS FOR THE MONTJUIC CASTLE
The general admission price to Montjuic Castle is 5€ and the reduced entry price is 3€.
However, if you want to visit it for free, you can access the castle for free every Sunday from 3:00 p.m. or throughout the day on the first Sundays of each month.
MONTJUIC CASTLE HOURS
From November 1st to February 28th:
Opened from Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Holidays included.
From March 1st to October 31st:
Opened from Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Holidays included.