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Montjuïc Castle

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Montjuïc Castle.

Montjuïc Castle features in these preplanned City Guides:

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Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Best panoramic view of the city
  • Ancient weaponry on display in the museum

Time required: 60 minutes

Phone: (34) 93 256 4445

Web site:

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
From October 1 to March 31, Tuesday to Sunday: 9am - 7pm
From April 1 to September 30, Tuesday to Sunday: 9am - 9pm
Mondays: Closed


Ticket type Charge
General: Free

Public transport:

  • Subway Line 2: Paral.lel + Funicular de Monjuic
  • Subway Line 3: Paral.lel + Funicular de Monjuic

Address: Carretera de Montjuïc, 66

Things you need to know:

  • Castell de Montjuic is a Baroque style military fort standing on Montjuic Hill
  • Its construction begun in 1640
  • Being a prison and torture center for political prisoners, the castle used to be the symbol of terror
  • Today it houses a military museum that showcases weaponry of ancient times
  • The compound provides an excellent vista to the port below

What to do there:

  • Enjoy the great view of the port and the city
  • Walk around the enchanting garden that is littered with ancient cannons
  • Visit the military museum

Tips & Insights:

  • Free entrance to the castle's gardens

Montjuïc Castle features in these preplanned City Guides: