Things to do In Montjuic with or Without a baby

Things to do In Montjuic with or Without a baby

Montjuic is an area on a hill overlooking Barcelona. Anyone whose been to Barcelona, will have seen Montjuic but many will never have been. Is that because there is nothing there of interest? Absolutely not! So here are the top reasons and things to do on Montjuic next time you are visiting Barcelona:

How to get to Montjuic

Perhaps it is because Montjuic is an imposing hill overlooking Barcelona that many people don’t know how to get to Montjuic. But in reality it s actually really easy to get to Montjuic. Montjuic can be reached by walking from Barcelona – if you are prepared for a fairly steep walk, by hop-on-hop-off bus -there are a couple of stops in the Montjuic area or even better take the cable car up.

Cable car in action

View From Montjuic


Once you are at the top you are going to be rewarded with spectacular views across both the city and the harbour.

Barcelona skyline from montjuic

 

It is truly an unrivalled view of the city!

Things to Do Montjuic – The Parks and Gardens


Montjuic is really a green place. Whether it is walking in the hotel Miramar Gardens or one of the many nearby parks, you can really get out of the city and into some peace and quiet. There is also a great cactus garden and montjuic is home to Barcelona’s botanic gardens.

Enjoying parks and art in montjuic

 

Montjuic Attractions 

Montjuic actually has some great attractions – for art lovers there is fundacio miro, for the outdoor lovers – the botanic gardens, for history lovers the montjuic cemetery with many famous graves and for sports fans the Olympic sites. Not to mention the amazing fountain light show which montjuic is perhaps most famous for!

We recommend setting aside a day for the area around montjuic – if you are going up you might as well spend a day in the area

Top tips for visiting Montjuic

  • When visiting with a baby you may want to consider a carrier. It is doable with a pram but some hills are pretty steep.
  • Montjuic has limited food options. Bring a picnic or book a table at Martinez – awesome paella with views to match

Paella at Martinez

 

Have you visited montjuic? What are your favorite things to do Montjuic and How do you get to to Montjuic? 

One things I loved about visiting Montjuic was that it offered something unusual in a Barcelona itinerary – for other day trip suggestions check out this post

For other Barcelona with children ideas we recommend these fab ideas that even grown ups will love 

 

21 Comments

  1. January 17, 2017 / 9:02 am

    The park looks beautiful and so unexpected from the areal view over the city. I always find seeking out a great space with little ones is helpful. #CityTripping

  2. January 17, 2017 / 10:33 am

    I remember visiting Montjuic, many years ago when I was a student. There were troops of feral cats prowling round there! I suspect they’ve cleared up the place since then – I’d be interested to see what i’s like now. It certainly was in a great position. #citytripping

    • January 17, 2017 / 11:20 am

      Hi nell – I can confirm there were no feral cat sightings when we were there. Very pleasant up there now especially with the presence of the hotel and hip restaurant Martinez

  3. January 17, 2017 / 11:52 am

    I’ve not been to Montjuic before – thank you for bringing to my attention! Certainly worth it for the views alone. #citytripping

    • January 17, 2017 / 11:53 am

      Yes I’d never ventured up until we booked a hotel there! Was nice to be forced to explore somewhere new

  4. January 17, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    My Barcelona trip was hit by clouds, rain and my husband being ill so while I ventured up Tibidabo (to no views!), I skipped Montjuic. I keep promising myself a return to make up for the first trip so am definitely putting that on my list. Thanks for linking up with #citytripping

    • January 18, 2017 / 3:25 am

      It’s amazing how things like that can scar your memories of a city. I feel very similar about Paris

  5. January 18, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    I have never been to Barcelona and I would love to. I haven’t heard of montjuic either. Barcelona is definitely on my list of places to go so I will be sure not to overlook Montjuic so thank you for enlightening me and joining us at #familyfun xx

  6. January 19, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    Great tips! I love Barcelona but haven’t spent much time in Montjuic. I’m not entirely sure I remember why but based on your good comment I suspect we went around lunch time and needed to locate food! We enjoyed the Olympic Park; it felt strangely quiet though so I’m glad London has repurposed the Olympic village to keep it alive! #FamilyFun

    • January 19, 2017 / 6:11 pm

      Yes the Olympic sites are oddly quiet. The parks and fountains are definitely my favourite bits

  7. January 20, 2017 / 2:33 am

    Barcelona is at the top of my bucket list, but I’ve never actually heard of Montjuic. Maybe because I was only interested in Gaudi’s works. Looks like a nice quaint spot away from the crowd with a great view! I’ll be sure to order that paella if I’m there… Yumz! #CityTripping

  8. January 20, 2017 / 4:42 pm

    It’s great to know about less tourist areas in cities as you get to see things from a different angle! Thanks for linking up to #familyfun

  9. February 16, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    I have never heard of it before; which I am surprised about given its vantage point for incredible views over the city! Sounds like you had a wonderful time 🙂 Thank you so much for linking up to #HMCapturingMoments x

    • February 16, 2017 / 10:10 pm

      I don’t think many people have but it’s definitely worth a visit for he views some

  10. April 24, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    Gosh it must be 20 years since I went to Montjuic! I remember great views of the city. Enjoyed reading this -a trip down memory lane – via BritMums Spain travel round up

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