An old fortress, used as such until the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), and to be found at the top of the Montjuïc Mountain. Built in 1694.
El castillo de Montjuic (en catalán, Castell de Montjuïc; pronunciación: español local [moncʝ͡uˈik], catalán [mun̪ʒuˈik]) es una antigua fortaleza militar situada en la montaña de Montjuic, en la ciudad de Barcelona. La fortaleza fue una instalación del Ejército español, aunque posteriormente fue…
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.
It's a great walk to get up to this castle. It's a very important piece of history for Catalunya. The Borbonic Spanish kings put it up in the XVIII century after invading Catalunya. By that time, the Spanish exercised a terrible repression against Catalan people who either suffered or left in…
a marvelous 360’ view between the seaside and cruise ship port of Barcelona and the whole city of Barcelona
“You can find plenty of restaurantes on the top of the mall and a supermarkt called Mercadona in the floor -1.”
“When traveling to Barcelona, you will inevitably come across art works by the artist Joan Miró: when you arrive at the airport, you will be greeted by a huge mosaic of Miró and the city's most representative bank, la Caixa, has a star created by the artist in the logo. Just like Gaudí, Joan Miró was a quintessentially Catalonian artist, and a visit to his museum will give you a more vivid picture of Barcelona’s spirit and style. The foundation Fundació Joan Miró was initiated by the artist Joan Miró himself and the same year, the museum was opened on June 10th in 1975. The artist relinquished the majority of his works to the foundation. Other works are presents from his wife Pilar Juncosa, Joan Prats und Kazumasa Katsutas. Well known skulptures such as the "Couple d’Amoureux aux Jeux de Fleur d’Amandier" (1975) and a large, lavishly designed wall hanging, made particularly for the foundation, are among these works. The museum owns over 10.000 paintings, drawings, sculputes, stage designs and carpets from Joan Miró - the earliest drawings are from 1901. On the roof top terrace you can admire Miró's colourful sculpures together with a wonderful view of Barcelona. The Miró museum enfolds by far the largest collection of Joan Miró's works today. Miró wanted to create an international, interdisciplinary centre, which makes art publicly available. Until today the foundation organizes alternating contemporary exhibitions from the 20th and 21st century, as well as academic research projects and cultural events. Among others we recommend the "Nits de música" (nights of music) with numerous offers of classical music, where international artists perform each Thursday. The centre received the European Museum of the Year Award in 1977. ✨To get there from our apartmets: take metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Família" to "Paral·lel" and walk about 20min (all the trip about 30min). or take metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Família" to "Universitat", then change it to bus num. 55 (all the trip about 40min).”
“Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. One museum, one thousand years of art in Barcelona.”
“Built for the International Exposition of 1929, El Pueblo Español is an attractive space in which the most beautiful corners of some towns in the Spanish geography are represented. During the day you can visit it and during the night is plemty of discos and pubs.”