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Montjuïc Castle

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Montjuïc Castle. Photo credit: Pro Travel Photos.
Ancient military fortress located on top of Montjuic mountain, at more than 170 meters high. From this privileged position the castle dominates the city of Barcelona and his port, offering formidable panoramic views. The irregularly trapezoidal enclosure formed by four bastions connected by curtain walls with an average length of 150 meters each and surrounded by moats. The Montjuic Castle is catalogued as Cultural Good of National Interest.

Built to defend the north and east entrances of the city, the fortress has played a decisive role in several episodes of the history of Barcelona. The fortress in the present form is the result of the remodeling of the old castle (of the 17th century), carried out between 1753 and 1779 by the military engineer Juan Martín Cermeño.

Highlights

✔ The bridge and the gatehouse. In the middle of the main facade stands the neoclassical monumental gate, flanked by two columns, which is accessed through a bridge that crosses the Santa Eulalia moat.
✔ The four bastions, triangular or pentagonal shaped. Two of them are located in the corners of the main facade (the bastion of Sant Carles and the bastion of Santa Amalia) and the other two in the second enclosure (the bastion of Velasco and the bastion of Llengua de Serp).
✔ The quadrangular inner yard, located in the highest part of the castle. From the terrace that covers the buildings situated around the ward the visitors can enjoy the best views over the coast of Barcelona and the Baix Llobregat region.
✔ The covered walk that surrounds the outer perimeter of the castle.

Contact
66 Montjuic Road
Barcelona 08038
Tel.: +34 932 564 440
castell@bcn.cat
Timetable
High season (April-October)
Every day of the week: 10am - 8pm
Low season (November-March)
All week: 10am - 6pm
Guided tour (in high season)
From Monday to Friday: 11am and 3pm (English), 12.30am and 4.30pm (Spanish and Catalan).
Weekends and holidays:​ 11am and 3pm (English), 12.30am and 4.30pm (Spanish and Catalan), 1pm (Catalan).
Prices
General entrance: 5 €
Reduced entrance: 3 €
Free entrance: children under 16 years, every Sunday from 3 pm, the first sunday of each month.
Guided tour - 1 hour
General admission with guided tour: 9€
Reduced admission with guided tour: 7€
Guided tour on free access days: 4€

Public transport
Bus - Line 150
Cable car - Teleférico de Montjuïc
Cable railway - Funicular de Montjuic
Metro - Paral·lel Station (lines L2 and L3)