Montjuic Castle, Barcelona

4.0
#7 of 86 in Historic Sites in Barcelona
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The views of Barcelona from Montjuic Castle are expansive. You’ll see all the city's neighborhoods spread beneath your feet. A beacon of history positioned at the top of Montjuïc, the castle was once a military fortress but now acts as a municipal facility. Enjoy the gardens on the castle grounds. A visit to Montjuic Castle represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Barcelona travel planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Waste of money! What a disappointment. There is nothing to see for the 9 euros entrance per person. A few rusty old canons, the castle grounds and indoor displays were boring. Best thing was the... 
    Waste of money! What a disappointment. There is nothing to see for the 9 euros entrance per person. A few rusty old canons, the castle grounds and indoor displays were boring. Best thing was the...  more »
  • The castle was really fun to walk through. It's interesting to walk through old places like this and imagine what life was like "back then". The cable car up was beautiful with nice views of... 
    The castle was really fun to walk through. It's interesting to walk through old places like this and imagine what life was like "back then". The cable car up was beautiful with nice views of...  more »
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  • Nice experience. I recommend paying for the full tour so you can learn about the castle's history. The easiest way to get up is using the funicular and cable cars. The views at the top are pretty neat. You can stay as long as you want to.
  • We took the funicular from Parallel to the base of the hill. From there we took a one-way cable car ticket to reach the castle. The caste is beautiful and well maintained. The staff at the ticketing counter is also friendly and helpful. On a good weather day, one can easily spend about half a day walking around, exploring all the parts of the castle, capturing pictures of the city from different viewing points, or relax and refresh oneself with food and drinks at a small café located inside the castle. The walk back to the base is easy. The wonderful sites at the various levels of the hill can be explored only on foot, so I would recommend not taking the cable car back to the base.

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