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.
Suggested duration
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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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Sportyluv
Oviedo, FL17 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
The tour (in English) was so worth it. Only 3 euro and you get to go into parts inaccessible to others. It really made the visit worthwhile
Written January 13, 2022
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Libby in Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH1,052 contributions
Oct 2021
This is a place to see if you have time. The views are interesting, but there really isn't much to see inside. It is mostly taking a walk around the outside to see an old fort.
Written January 3, 2022
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beingkinetic
Södertälje, Sweden303 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
The castle's entry cost €5, and I believe that it was money worth the investment.

The exhibition halls are numerous, and loaded with information. A History buff can spend an entire day here. For visitors like me who are pressed on time, the exhibitions provide an overview of the historical turbulence associated with Catalonia, and the sufferings of the Catalans during various conflicts.

The views are appealing:
- The Barcelona harbour (?) can be viewed from here in its entirety.
- If you take the gondola up to the castle, you get a panoramic view of the city.

They have a cafe. The staff was efficient and polite.

Tips:
- Note that there is no public toilet here. Only if you pay, and enter the castle, you would find one.
- Try to reach early, so that you can make the best of the exhibitions.
- You can take the kids inside, if they get bored, they can play in one of the open sections where there are several bitter orange trees, and some benches.
Written January 3, 2022
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Chrissie H
Norwich, United Kingdom22 contributions
Nov 2021
We were a little underwhelmed by the castle. There isn't an awful lot to see, although the low price probably reflects that. We travelled there and back via the cable car and the views were stunning as were those from the top of the castle. The exhibitions could do with an upgrade, especially for younger visitors.
Written November 24, 2021
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Arin
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK452 contributions
Nov 2021
I took the cable car up to Montjuic Castle, and the view of Barcelona from the top of the mountain is spectacular. The castle itself isn't much to speak of - there aren't many signs or displays offering any info about the castle or the grounds. There is an exhibit in the tourist information centre that goes into more detail, and there was a temporary exhibit about the fairground that used to be on Montjuic. If you want to explore a castle and its history then I think Montjuic Castle falls flat. But if you're more interested in the views then there's nothing better
Written November 17, 2021
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MickyC
Bromley, UK420 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
This is worth a visit if you want a Change of scenery from the busy streets in the centre. It’s Situated on the top of the hill so there is some walking required, or otherwise you can get the cable car up. There is a few places to stop on the way for drinks. The hills will be worth it Magnificent views at the top
Written November 8, 2021
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Eoghan (Owen)
Cork, Ireland72 contributions
Oct 2021
We took the cable car to Montjuic and booked a tour at the last minute so we could learn more about the history of the place.

Our tour guide was fantastic, and she showed us parts of the hotel that were not open to the other visitors, such as the dungeons downstairs which had housed prisoners during the Franco regime. We learned so much about the castle from her, and really could not recommend doing the tour more. It was only a few euros extra too! Thank you for making our visit very memorable and one of the highlights of our trip.
Written October 31, 2021
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Jon W
29 contributions
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
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
9 contributions
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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