Montjuïc is a beautiful area with a variety of cultural attractions worth visiting. From smelling the flowers of the Mediterranean to walking inside ancient walls, here are some of the best things to do around Montjuïc:
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The National Museum of Catalan Art is one of the most important art venues in Barcelona. Located in Palau Nacional de Montjuïc, MNAC has the world’s most important collection of roman mural paintings and several works by the most famous names of the Catalan modernist movement, like Gaudí or Casas.
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya is located at Parc de Montjuïc.
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Barcelona’s Botanical Garden was founded in 1999, with the objective of preserving Mediterranean plants from all over the world, offering the public a chance to see them up close. There are hundreds of plants from California, Chile, Australia, South Africa and the Mediterranean.
Jardì Botànic is located at Carrer del Doctor Font i Quer, 2.
Built for Barcelona’s International Exposition, in 1929, Poble Espanyol is an open-air architecture museum that represents several autonomous communities in Spain, in a smaller scale. Visitors will get the feeling they are traveling across the country, when walking by Astúrias, Cantabria, Galicia or País Vasco, getting to know each region’s specific architecture.
Also part of Poble Espanyol are two museums, a sculpture garden and a restaurant with live flamenco shows.
Poble Espanyol is located at Avenida Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 13.
Font Màgica de Montjuïc
Another monument built for the International Exposition, Font Màgica de Montjuïc is a large fountain by the foot of MNAC that comes to live during the nights in a gorgeous spectacle of light and music.
Font Màgica de Montjuïc is located at Plaça de Carles Buïgas.
Castell de Montjuïc
An old military fortress, Castell de Montjuïc is today touristic site, often used for concerts, exhibits and even for open-air cinema, during the summer.
Castell de Montjuïc is located at Carrertera de Monntjuïc, 66.
Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
Barcelona’s Olympic stadium was also built for 1929’s International Exposition, being renovated sixty three years later for the 1992 Olympic Games.
The stadium is Barcelona’s most important sports venue, receiving a variety of sports competitions and concerts from some of the biggest names in music, like Madonna or U2.
Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Juan Antoni Samaranch
Founded in 2007, Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Juan Antoni Samaranch offers visitors a chance to embark on a journey into the world of sports, presenting a global perspective over every style of sport in an interactive way.
Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Juan Antoni Samaranch is located at Carrer de l’Estadi, 52.