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.
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.
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.
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
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