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Montjuic Castle

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Address: Carretera de Montjuic, 66, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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A nice castle to visit when in Barcelona. We got to see it from the bus tour we went on so only got to see it from outside. You can probably spend some time here if you happen to... read more

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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A nice castle to visit when in Barcelona. We got to see it from the bus tour we went on so only got to see it from outside. You can probably spend some time here if you happen to go inside and visit the castle or take a tour.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I think if it's your first time to Barcelona, you should visit Castle Montjuic. It has a beautiful view of Barcelona. We didn't take the base cable car to the mid hill to take another cable car to Castle Montjuic because the wait for the first cable car was at least 1 hour. At first we were thinking to hike... More 

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Oradea, Romania
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a nice castle for a short visit. The view from the top is very nice, a great belvedere point.

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Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Montjuic Castle during our Barcelona highlights city tour, the location was superb, from there we had a cable car ride as well.

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Paris, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We followed internet directions to Parallel station. There, an employee told us to walk 15 minutes straight. It took one hour uphill to find the cable car. There were no street signs indicating where it was. Many signs for Parc Montjuic. Quite frustrating.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After taking a taxi up to the cable car to go up to Montjuic Castle, waiting in line and paying for a round trip, we (2 people in our 70's and a husband with a slight mobility problem) were ushered into the cable car and it started up the mountain. It is a gorgeous view and luckily I took pictures... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views on the way up on the cable car and even better views from the top of the watch tower. Views of the entire city. Highly recommend. A little out of the way so worth while taking in this sight on one of the bus tours. Two stops near by and Olympic stadium is walking distance from the cable... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked up to the castle and it was a lovely walk but not for the faint hearted. It's fairly steep and can be fairly strenuous under the hot sun. The castle itself was nice enough, however the views were not as nice as we had anticipated and instead mostly looked over the vast shipping empire stretching below. All in... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First day in Barcelona we decided to head towards the nearest attraction to where we were staying. We took the cable car up to the top (big walk if you don't) which was kind of expensive (I think it was €12 per person!) Although was a return ticket. Once up there we were told we get a discount for being... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked up to the castle from Sants train station, which was a bit of an undertaking, but totally worth it. The castle itself is incredibly interesting, and the views are good. Taken together with all of the different attractions on Montjuic (the botanical gardens, Poble Espanyol, the olympic stadium, the magic fountain) it's a really great afternoon.

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Montjuic
Beyond the four columns standing guard at the Plaça Espanya, beyond even the extravagant and colourful fountains guiding your way up the boulevard, stands the impressive and towering structure of the Palau Nacional, the national museum. At this very spot in front of the cascades of the central fountain, Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe gave the performance of their lifetimes to welcome the 1992 Olympic Games to this magnificent city. And true to its anticipation, the games transformed the city, reimagining the mountain of Montjuic with the development of an arena, stadium, and many other sporting facilities that are open to visitors year-round. Surrounding the adjacent side of the plaza are well-established hotels catering to business guests and a shopping mall transformed out of a historic bullfighting arena.
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