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Leisure and Culture

Fun in Sants-Montjuïc

Eric
Written by Eric

Sants-Montjuïc is one of the 10 districts that form Barcelona. It is comprised of neighborhoods such as la Bordeta, el Poble-sec, and Sants. Today, we are going to explore the places you can go for fun in this lively area.

Have a meal in the sky

dExpo Hotel Barcelona’s La Terraza Barcelona Urban Club is a restaurant/bar that offers a great view of the area. Grab a bite to eat or a cool cocktail and enjoy the beautiful sights.

Visit all of Spain

Sants-Montjuïc is the home of Poble Espanyol, a village-like venue with replicas of architectural landmarks and other buildings from every part of Spain. There are tons of little stores and workshops to explore, which makes it a great activity for both adults and children.

Discover Caixa Forum

An art gallery created by La Caixa’s Obra Social, Caixa Forum hosts exciting exhibits from all over the world. From Pharaonic collections to Pixar’s 25th birthday, Caixa Forum brings culture and fun together for all to see. Entry is free on Sundays, but if you are a client of La Caixa bank, you get free access any day of the week!

Go to the Fiestas

The yearly Fiesta/Festes de Sants, are held in the neighborhood of Sants every August.  It is a week-long celebration that invites the entire world into the neighborhood.  Here you will see some of the most common Catalan traditions including Giants, fire-runners, human castles, Sardana dances, and also street concerts. The neighborhood’s streets are thematically-adorned just for the occasion.

Get dazzled by the lights

Below the large steps of the magnificent Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, at Plaza Carles Buigas, is the beautiful Montjuïc Magic Fountain. During the nights, the fountain comes to life with a show of water and lights. Classical themes set the pace for this glorious display which captivates thousands of people every month. The shows are not on during January, starting on February 19th. Depending on the month you decide to visit, the show may begin at 7 or 9 p.m. You can learn more about the show and its schedules here.

About the author

Eric

Eric

Eric is an American English teacher with a passion for Barcelona.

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