Montjuic Castle
Montjuic Castle
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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About
Standing on a vantage point 173 metres above the port, Montjuïc Castle commands stunning views of the city. Now a peaceable place, the memory of this fortress endures in Barcelona as a symbol of repression but also of the city's struggles during different periods in its history. The top of Montjuïc is the ideal place for a bastion of defence, with 360º views of the city below. However, this military enclave wasn't built until the Reapers' War in 1640. In 1652, the fortress, which stands on the site of a watchtower, came under royal ownership and, some 50 years later, was one of the key defence points in the War of the Spanish Succession, between 1705 and 1714.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: Sants-Montjuíc
How to get there
  • Parc de Montjuïc • 9 min walk
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  • deniseBellingham
    35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting visit with great views
    Great views from the fort and informative audiotour. Remember to bring ID to get the audio guide. There is a restaurant inside that sells snacks and drinks. It wasn't particularly crowded, but we did go in the middle of a hot day.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 1, 2023
  • Sophie P
    8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking views!
    It was a slightly cloudy day when we visited Montjuic Castle but this certainly did not affect the views! Entry was £9 each which gave us entry to the whole castle including the roof which provides panoramic views of Barcelona, including the airport, sea and the entire city which provides a unique view of the Sagrada Familia! My only slight complaint would be the state of the toilets- they were being cleaned when we went to use them however an unfortunate language barrier made it unclear whether they were ready to use or not. Apart from this small issue I would definitely recommend visiting the Castle not just for the views but for the cultural experience too.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 9, 2023
  • BucketListTravelFam
    Kaiserslautern, Germany288 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great 360° view of Barcelona!
    Really well maintained historic fort with great 360° view of Barcelona! They have a cable car ride you can use to get to the top or public transportation is available as well. We drove our car and the parking lot was large with lots of spots. Located inside is a little cafe that serves muffins and cold drinks and snacks.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 11, 2023
  • Laura
    526 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good castle with amazing views
    Great 360 views of Barcelona. Would recommend getting the cable car up the hill instead of walking! Very clean castle. The audio guide was very informative. Unfortunately, one of their batteries died half way around so we shared one. Didn’t like the fact we had to give a piece of photographic evidence in exchange for the audio guide. We ended up having to hand over our driving license and it just got flung on the side. It made us worried the whole way around whether the license would still be there when we got back. Audio guide is a must! Not sure we would’ve learnt anything about the castle otherwise as there are no signs. There is a cafe on sight that sells food and drinks.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 17, 2023
  • Richard S
    Sunderland, United Kingdom94 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wasn't worth the money
    Nice place but to be honest I wasn't that impressed with it. It took two cable cars to get there. 20euros return each we were told. But the second cable car is owned by a different company and that was 15 euros each return. Then got to the castle and that was 9 euros each to get in. So In total we paid 88 euros to visit a castle that the ride up was more exciting.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 9, 2023
  • Colum Ó
    Cork, Ireland8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely staff with a 'can-do' attitude
    We had prebooked our visit to Montjuic Castle weeks in advance and had booked an English Guided Tour. On the day, unfortunately our tour guide couldn't attend. The manager on duty Roger was very accommodating and friendly. Instead, he gave us audio devices to compensate. Additionally, he made himself available for us to go down to the Dungeons with him whenever we wanted and he did a great job of subbing in for the missing tour guide, giving background history, etc. He had a lovely attitude and was really down to Earth. Thank you Roger for enhancing our visit!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 14, 2023
  • bananajam
    27 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Skip it
    Although the space does provide very beautiful views on a clear day, we did not find the nine euro price tag to be worth it. Definitely come to the park but don’t bother going into the castle. There really isn’t very much inside to look at. If you are truly fascinated with architecture and castles, go for it.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 20, 2023
  • Juliana M
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    Was a beautiful place to visit. My husband and I did not pay for the tour where they explained the history, but I definitely recommend doing that! This was a last-minute trip, so we scheduled this tour the afternoon of, and it was worth it, but we wish we had the history of the castle. So they closed early so we only had one hour to look around, we didn't have enough time to really see everything . I would book early afternoon.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 28, 2023
  • Samantha M
    Melbourne, Australia44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent guide, great value for money and terrific views
    We had a very unexpected afternoon at the castle. Planned to do the cable car but not necessarily the castle. It was only 9 euros to go in so we did. Then was only an additional 4 euros for a guided tour. Little did we know how we would get to go into lots of otherwise out of bounds parts of the castle…..our guide was engaging, informative and fun. Exceptional views of the City and out to sea. What an excellent couple of hours we had - would highly recommend!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 1, 2023
  • Lee
    London, United Kingdom951 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see
    Only visit outside, didn't pay the inside tour tickets. but outdoor has enough things to do /see, we walking around the park /castle, and enjoy the stunning view ,seat in the park having a beer and enjoy the sunbathing, the little shop can paid by card but sometimes not working, better prepared some cash with you. and it's not easy to find the toilet. but overall, it was very nice experience.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 25, 2023
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Rolling
Finland101 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
If you are visiting the Montjuic Castle, there is cafeteria-restaurant inside and it is the only possibility to eat and not a good one. Eat before you visit the castle, but somewhere else.

There were only about ten people on a waiting line to this cafeteria-restaurant but it took half an hour to order and then almost the same to get your food.

Food (curry chicken) was almost cold, maybe the sauce had been in the micro wave oven? We ate, as we were hungry, but would not eat again. The curry portion costs about 11 euros.
Written January 3, 2020
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Nomad114403
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Maybe it’s just due to COVID, but this was a pointless excursion. The cable car to the castle was far too expensive for the ride (€13.50 per person, round trip). Also, everything except 3 very small, mediocre, exhibitions are closed and it’s €5 per person. What they don’t tell you is that if you’re under 29 years old, your ticket is €3 per person. Simply... don’t waste your time or money on this. It’s €3 for a 30 minute bus ride to Tibidabo and the views are far better!
Written August 15, 2020
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SL Y
706 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020 • Couples
We decided to take the walk up instead of taking the cable car or taxi. Tried after walk. Got to the castle at 5.35pm. Unfortauntely it was winter opening times and the castle closed at 5.30pm that day. So we couldn't get in. We walked around the castle to find a view of the setting sun, but it's hard to find any spot as the trees are too tall and blocks the view of the horizon. I guess all the views are reserved for people who actually go inside the castle Eventually we did find one spot after walking around the whole castle where we could see the sunset. A few other people were also there at that spot as well. There is an admission fee to enter the castle (but as we didn't go in I don't recall the price). The surrounding area around the castle is free admission. We walked down a little from the castle and found a bus stop where there were some buses that went to downtown Barcelona area where we found a metro station. Would have rated the castle higher, but didn't go in
Written April 7, 2020
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JRMADA
United States3,326 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We came here with high expectations and left a bit disappointed. This is a bare fort with nothing to show, but some rusty WWII canons (not interesting at all). It is a bit of a climb from the city center, so unless you are already in the area and want some high views of the city, I would not waste time and money coming here. We got an Uber here from Eixample, and walked back down. We got tickets onsite on a Sunday afternoon and the place was fairly empty. Skip this place…
Written December 12, 2022
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Sophie P
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
It was a slightly cloudy day when we visited Montjuic Castle but this certainly did not affect the views! Entry was £9 each which gave us entry to the whole castle including the roof which provides panoramic views of Barcelona, including the airport, sea and the entire city which provides a unique view of the Sagrada Familia! My only slight complaint would be the state of the toilets- they were being cleaned when we went to use them however an unfortunate language barrier made it unclear whether they were ready to use or not. Apart from this small issue I would definitely recommend visiting the Castle not just for the views but for the cultural experience too.
Written July 9, 2023
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lawrence k
17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This castle has amazing views of Barcelona and environs. The castle has a very interesting exhibition about its history and the locality. The cafe seves a good selection of freshly prepared food that you can enjoy in the courtyard. We used the cable car to arrive in style.
Written February 22, 2020
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Freddy_on_trips
Montreal, Canada2,785 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Montjuic Castle offers some nice views of the city and it is 10 euros for the entry ticket. There are many ways to reach it, we came using the public transport including the funicular and used the teleferic. There are some temporary exhibits, a small café/restaurant and washrooms inside the castle.
Written June 21, 2022
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Steve_of_N21
London, UK2,999 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We were here more for the views and the walks through the gardens and not so interested in the castle itself and after paying the rip off 16 Euros for the cable car I fancied saving the 12 Euros to enter the castle especially as there are no senior concessions for this attraction either. So I will have to leave it up to others to tell you how good the castle is itself.
But the views and walks when you are up here are spectacular and its worth the trip for those. Perhaps it’s the engineer in me but I differ from several others and thought the views of the Barcelona container port added to the experience. The walk all round the castle provides excellent views over the city of Barcelona and the new Marina developments but also Barcelona’s container port (where they also dock the cruise ships) and it’s only from up here that you get a true perspective for how massive a container port Barcelona is.
Then several other walks radiate off from the castle through the various gardens that have been built into this green space.
Written June 3, 2024
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Kay
United Kingdom16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Lovely views of Barcelona and you get to learn more about the history behind Montjuic. Lots of the rooms were closed so there wasn't as many things to do or see as we had anticipated but was a good experience nevertheless.

There are also lots of tourist spots nearby such as Poble Espanyol, MNAC museum, the Fountains and the Olympic Stadium, so could easily spend a day in this area if you wanted!

We decided to not take the cable cars up and chose to take the bus (150) from Espanya using our day travel passes. Definitely wouldn't recommend walking up in the summer.
Written July 12, 2022
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MerseysideTinkerbell
Merseyside, UK4,981 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
We got a metro then the fenicular (which we were able to travel on using the travel pass we purchased to get around Barcelona with ease). Then we paid to go on the cable car to get us to the top where the castle is (fantastic views from the cable cars) and then right up to the castle. It was a Sunday when we came up in the morning in early November and we along with other people were queing to get in and were ready to pay but we were told there was no charge today, we have no idea why but they just waved us in. So that was a bonus. It is quite a large place but you get some fantastic views from up here too also. It is quite a interesting place and some lovely gardens etc that are all well maintained.
Written March 1, 2022
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