Montjuïc Castle (Catalan: Castell de Montjuïc, Spanish: Castillo de Montjuich) is an old military fortress, with roots dating back from 1640, built on top of Montjuïc hill in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It currently serves as a Barcelona municipal facility.
The foundation stone for the basic fortification was laid out in 1640. A year later, in January 1641, the fort saw its first battle, during the Catalan Revolt when the Principality of Catalonia challenged Spain's authority. On orders from the King of Spain, Pedro Fajardo, heading an army of 26,000 men, proceeded to crush the revolt. The Spanish recaptured several cities, but they were defeated at the Battle of Montjuïc by Catalan, led by Francesc de Tamarit.
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Andrew Novak | Jul 10, 2018
A sombre monument to Barcelona's struggle over the centuries. The ride on the cable car leaves you close to the castle itself, but gives you enough time to walk up to it so you can enjoy both the views of the city's skyline and the impressive facade and old bridge. Once you're inside, most parts of it are accessible, giving you nice views of the commercial port and the city. There are some exhibitions inside to enhance the experience by commemorating the victims of the Franco regime. The entrance is cheap at €10, yet the employees are willing to give you a discount based on age and country of origin, it would seem. If you want to learn more about the castle and its place in history, there is a looped short documentary you can watch while seated. The only downside is that the subtitles are not in English. There are informative plaques but not enough, in my opinion. Also, there is limited access to the basement and the arms rooms, due to construction underway. All in all, a great experience.
Brendan Quinn | Jun 23, 2018
I never actually went into the castle but i did walk around the toe path that runs along the side of the mountain. And what sensational views I got! All the way from the industrial port, which is fascinating, to the beaches and an amazing elevated view of the city. It is a complete treat, and whilst it is a well known spot for tourists to see, it was very quiet the day I went. You can take the expensive cable car to get good views, but if you want to take a stroll and see Barcelona from an elevated but different perspective then I would definitely recommend this walk.
JAYESH C S PAI | May 29, 2018
Highest point in Barcelona from where you can see everything. Especially the beach and waterfront area. The Castle as such has no great looks. And the cable car ride gives an idea of the view you are going to get. The Mediterrenean sea is blue and looks clean. There is no shade and so it is hot if the sun is out. And be careful of the 1 euro souvenirs. There are pickpockets there.
Adaley Walton | May 6, 2018
Really nice fort, especially in rainy weather! We took the cable car up the hill (13€ round trip). I say it was worth it, since we didn't have to walk in the rain. If it wasn't raining I would have enjoyed the walk up through the park/garden area. In the cable car you get a GREAT view of Barcelona!!! One way ticket I think is 9€.
Jaynath Ahmed | Jun 27, 2018
Large fortress like castle. Views are spectacular. Very informative, if you like history this is for you. Or if you simply like taking selfies this is also for you. cheap entry only cost 8€ for 1 adult and 1 under 30 tickets. Tickets brought whilst there, definitely worthit. To get there I would highly recommend you take the cable car 1 way costing 8.50€ for adults and upon returning walk down as you will be able to venture through the park and explore it's beauty.
Ignacio Gonzalez | Aug 13, 2018
Awesome views of the city. Bring water, sunscreen, and a hat otherwise you will bake in the sun. The easy way up is to take the cable car and then walk back down for a close up view of the gardens. I would do it day two or three after you know the layout of the city and can enjoy picking out the sights.
brothersmith101 | Jul 31, 2018
Great castle with fantastic views over Barcelona. Entry fee was €5 and we were only charged for adults, our two children (oldest 10) got in free. We spent a good 2 hours here wondering around and admiring the views. Most of the signs are also in English which made the trip more enjoyable for us. There are also tours for an extra €5 which run 3 x day in English, but check times before arriving, we just missed the second one at 12.30pm. All in all well worth the entry fee.
Rachel Rose | Jul 26, 2018
An interesting place to visit. The cable car ride to get here is amazing and offers fantastic views over Barcelona. The metro ride back from here is also really fun as it goes down the steep mountainside. The history of the castle was interesting but there's not a lot to see or do there, so it could be seen as a bit boring, by some people. I quite enjoyed reading the history of the place and I particularly enjoyed the journey to get there.
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