Things to do in Montjuic
If you plan to visit Montjuic the best alternative and more fun way to get there is to arrive with the Cable car, but buses provide also an excellent service to take you to Monjuic. The metro or underground also gets to Montjuic (Espanya metro stop)
If you would like to visit the area with a certain depth you will need one day to cover the most important venues and sights.
This is a one-day itinerary to enjoy Monjuic main sights.
This is the closest important sight to the Metro station. Caixa Forum is an art gallery in Barcelona that belongs to La Caixa bank. It has a wide offer of exhibitions that change regularly.
Pavello Mies van der Rohe
To introduce this fantastic building we should remind you that the area of Montjuic was used as the home of the Universal Exhibition in Barcelona in 1929. This building has an interesting story behind it. It was built as part of the German pavilion for this international exhibition. Architects Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe and Lilly Reich were in charge of the construction. The building was disabled when the exhibition was finished but in 1983 reconstruction work began due to the influence of this building in the works of the Bauhaus and Famous architect Van der Rohe himself. Barcelona is home to the Van der Rohe foundation.
This replica of Spanish traditional architecture was put in place for the 1929 Universal exhibition too. It provides with examples of the different styles of architecture that can be found through Spain. This is portrayed with replicas of some of Spain´s most famous buildings at the time the Exhibition took place in 1929.
The Poble Espanyol offers a great introduction to Spain´s culture in one single area. A very relaxing visit and one of special interest for children since there are usually artisans working.
The Montjuic magical fountain
This fountain is located below the Palau Nacional de Montjuic and near both the Plaza de Espanya and the Poblet Espanyol. The fountain was also developed for the occasion of the 1929 International Exhibition in Barcelona. The fountain uses both light and music to provide fantastic shows at night. The fountain was designed by artist Carles Buigas. Up to 3,000 workers were used to get the fountains ready at the time of the Exhibition.
Museum of National arts of Catalunya
This museum is located at the impressive building of the Palacio Nacional, which was the main piece of architecture for the 1929 International Exhibition. The architect was Puig i Cadafalch. We have prepared this complete guide to the National arts museum of Catalunya
Fundacio Joan Miro
The museum covers the art of this famous artist. It is one of the children´s favorite art visits in Barcelona. We have prepared a complete guide to visit the Fundacio Joan Miro in Barcelona.
Map of Monjuic in Barcelona
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