Montjuic Castle

Montjuic Castle, Barcelona: Hours, Address, Montjuic Castle Reviews: 4/5

Montjuic Castle
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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.
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The area
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Neighborhood: Sants-Montjuíc
How to get there
  • Parc de Montjuïc • 9 min walk
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Jon W
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A castle with great views
Sep 2021 • Couples
For 5 Euros to get in, this is a lovely way to spend an hour walking around drinking in the views of the Barcelona coast and skyline. You can see from the mountains to Sagrada Familia to even the airport, if you're into that kind of stuff. You can get off your tour bus and spend 13 Euros (yes thirteen) to use the cable car to ascend the hill which takes about 5 mins, or you can be tight and walk there yourself. The cable car itself is a good photo op, but 13 Euros still seems steep. The castle has the usual information about itself history which was very informative. There is a little cafe on site where you can purchase beer and ice creams or a light bite to eat. There are also big canons on the outer wall which, with their lack of signage to the contrary, encourage you to climb all over like some kind of man-child. So itself definitely worth stopping off on your bus tour to stretch your legs even if I can't reccomend 13 Euros for a cable car ride.
Written September 25, 2021
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Judy L
Lititz, PA34 contributions
Jorge Is Your Guy!
Aug 2021
Jorge was a wonderful guide and we booked a tour with him through Viator entitled "Barcelona Old Town & Sky Views: Montjuic Castle visit & Cable Car in Small Group".

According to the reviews that I have read of the castle, this is the way to go if you want a personalized experience. There was not much walking involved and (at our request) we did take a break after viewing the Olympic venue that was part of the tour.

Jorge was knowledgable about the history of Catalonia, the Castle, was friendly and helpful and was able to take us into areas of the Castle not available to the general public.

It was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!
Written September 9, 2021
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Patrick
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If you have a lot of time
Aug 2021
Very expensive cable railway. I suggest to go by bus or train and enjoy the views from the top of the Montjuïc Castle. But there is not much to see to be honest except the views. If you have more time it may be worth getting to Montjuïc. I would definitely not put this in the first place on my tour list.
Written September 1, 2021
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Angelique M
56 contributions
Pop on up!
Jul 2021 • Solo
Charming castle to visit with all of the battlements and you can see clear to the coast which is just beautiful. It’s a must stop.
Written July 18, 2021
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Nomad114403
2 contributions
Not Worth It
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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worldtraveler952015
Naples, FL121 contributions
Worth the trip
Dec 2019
It has nice views and surroundings, but do not eat at their cafe because we got food poisoned badly from their seafood paella. If you must eat, just eat their commercially-packaged foods! I recommend walking up as well, because we did not know and had to wait for the cable car. Walking is better exercise.
Written April 12, 2020
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SL Y
622 contributions
Barcelona castle
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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KP11347
Haslemere, UK783 contributions
Great views
Mar 2020 • Couples
Part of the castle was closed for our visit but this didn’t spoil our enjoyment. It was a nice walk from the Olympic Park and the views were spectacular. It was also free on the day of our visit. Worth spending an hour there.
Written March 11, 2020
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Tasha F
Manchester, UK97 contributions
Lovely walk
Mar 2020 • Couples
We didn’t enter the castle but enjoyed the walk up from the centre of Barcelona. The walk is very scenic and has so many sights to see along the way. Worth the visit if in Barcelona.
Written March 7, 2020
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Rajai N
5 contributions
Great views, Great history
Jan 2020
Very beautiful castle, great (and sad) history. We were lucky enough to go on a sunny day, enjoyed the amazing views of the port, sea, and Barcelona from all sides of the castle, would definitely recommend the visit. (we actually took the cable cars up and walked down through the gardens, lovely stroll.
Written March 6, 2020
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