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Montjuic Castle

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Address: Carretera de Montjuic, 66, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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I took the cablecar up to the castle (which was quite expensive €8) because I wasn't feeling up for the hike. The castle itself was cheap to get into, only €5 (€3 euro if you're... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Selby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Small 5 euro entrance fee but well worth it to see the city views and get some photo opportunities. The castle itself is not that interesting, but take a picnic find a spot to sit on a bench and enjoy the view

Thank foxglovesbear
Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily accessible either by walking or the Funicular - the Castle has some spectacular views over the city and the coastline - also has an excellent multimedia exhibit showing the history of the castle

Thank PaulM16
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view is nice, but there are so many other places where you can see Barcelona from above ( parc guell, tibidabo).Also, the castle closes at 5:30, while the telecabin runs till 7. We thought it was not worth our time

Thank Roxana C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took the cablecar up to the castle (which was quite expensive €8) because I wasn't feeling up for the hike. The castle itself was cheap to get into, only €5 (€3 euro if you're under 30years or over 65) but it was a bit boring. There wasn't anything much to see. Just an old empty building. The views across... More 

Thank Stephanie L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting location. Walking there you don't have the impression of reaching a castle but wait... when you get there you find a super nice location with a great view! Free on Sunday

Thank MicheleNovara2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This a must in Barcelona, simply for the view. You are strongly advised to take the cable car at least up the hill, it costs plenty (€8) but takes around 5 minutes. Then even the cobblestone is even, easy to walk on. A booth outside sell entrance tickets (€5) and you walk in seeing the fortress and exploring its defenses.... More 

Thank Katarina R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Used the cable car to arrive here and what a magical place! The views are to die for and it is well worth the 5euros entrance fee It was quite quiet whilst we were there which helped and it was a great way to spend a morning

Thank Brianandjade
Reston, VA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can get to this place by walking up a (pretty steep) road, or by taking the cable car. I took the cable car. A little unsettling (i'm not a cable car fan) because it was a bit windy. The cable car trip is only about 10 minutes (note that there's a discount coupon in the booklet I got from... More 

Thank Ronald K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked from the magic fountains up by the parks and gardens to the castle. I nice walk but there are cable cars if you would prefer. The views are amazing and the castle itself gives an interesting read in the visitor centre. Nice interesting day out.

Thank Murdo C
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the castle and found it very interesting, being central to the city's history over centuries right up to the Civil War. It is good value, however quite a few of the exhibitions were not in English, so this was a little unfortunate. The views are stunning over 360 degrees and the city lies below and is a real... More 

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Beyond the four columns standing guard at the Plaça Espanya, beyond even the extravagant and colourful fountains guiding your way up the boulevard, stands the impressive and towering structure of the Palau Nacional, the national museum. At this very spot in front of the cascades of the central fountain, Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe gave the performance of their lifetimes to welcome the 1992 Olympic Games to this magnificent city. And true to its anticipation, the games transformed the city, reimagining the mountain of Montjuic with the development of an arena, stadium, and many other sporting facilities that are open to visitors year-round. Surrounding the adjacent side of the plaza are well-established hotels catering to business guests and a shopping mall transformed out of a historic bullfighting arena.
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