City visit of the district of Montjuic in Barcelona

City visit of the district of Montjuic in Barcelona

How to visit Montjuic ?

Montjuic is a mountain inside the city. A true bowl of air.

You will have access to a splendid sight of Barcelona from all sides. The hillsides are covered with flowers, exotic trees and giant cactus. The luminous fountains of Gaietà Buïgas create a magic environment. This old district is ideal for a Sunday walk. 

 Our visits are made such as you start from one point and arrived to another logically.
 Follow from one address to another and do not hesitate to stop by our best addresses like restaurants and shops, this is also part of discovering a city

 

 

 Have a good journey in the erea of the Montjuic:

 

1- The Mies Van der Rohe Pavillon. Pavello Mies Van der Rohe ***

Mies Van der Rohe Pavilion - Museum

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Mies Van der Rohe Pavilion

Go to Montjuïc to visit the Barcelona Pavilion, a work emblematic of the Modern Movement: just great!
The Foundation Mies van der Rohe was set up in 1983 by the Barcelona City Hall with the initial purpose of reconstructing the German Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition.
Besides conserving and disseminating knowledge about the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, this place today also fosters debate on and awareness of themes related to contemporary architecture and urban planning.

Learn about the Barcelona chair created by Mies van der Rohe for the same international Exhibition in 1929.

 A video about Mies van der Rohe works and life:

 

A video on The Mies van der Rohe's Pavilion:

Address : Avenida Françesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 7
Opening hours : Monday to Sunday from 10am to 8pm
Phone : +34 93 423 40 16
Metro/Bus : Metro : L1, L3 Espanya - Bus : 13, 50, 61, 100, 193 Plaça Espanya - FFCC: Plaça Espanya

2- The Spanish Village. Poble Espanyol **

Poble Espanyol - Monument

Poble Espanyol

Poble Espanyol Barcelona

Poble Espanyol Barcelona

All the Spanish regions in only one place: the Poble Espanyol (the Spanish Village). All the architectural styles are represented, from Galice to the Basque Country and from Aragon to Andalusia. A place which always has a lot of success since the universal exposition in 1929. Many bars and regional restaurants around.
Festivals Fridays and Saturdays until 3 or 4 am.

 

 

 

 

 

Address : AV del Marquès de Comillas.
Opening hours : Mondays to Saturdays from 9h to 15h. Sundays from 9h to midnight.
Phone : 93 325 78 66
Metro/Bus : Montjuic

3- The National catalan Art Museum** Museu Art Modern (MNAC)

Catalan National Art Museum - MNAC - Museum

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Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

Catalan National Art Museum (MNAC) is housed in the magnificent palace overlooking the fountains of Montjuic.

 

You will found there Catalan works of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance arts from 11th to 18th century. Very interesting museum even though quite long to visit.

 

The MNAC embraces all the arts (sculpture, painting, objets d'art, drawing, engraving, posters, photography and coinage) and has the task of explaining the general history of Catalan art from the Romanesque period to the mid-twentieth century.

 

In the case of the Romanesque and Gothic collections, this discourse is characterized by the Catalan provenance of most of the pieces, although, particularly in the Gothic, comparisons are made with art from other provenances.

 

With regard to the Renaissance and Baroque collections, the works included lead to a more international discourse, with the work of great painters, such as El Greco, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Cranach, Rubens...

 

The MNAC art collections from the end of the nineteenth century and the early decades of the twentieth century are once again mostly made up of the work of Catalan artists, forming a discourse which explains Modernisme, Noucentisme and the Avant-garde, always taking into account all the arts.

Address : Parc de Montjuïc
Opening hours : Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 7pm; Sunday & holidays:10am - 2:30pm. ; Mondays closed (except holidays) ; Closed 25th Desember, 1st January and 1st May
Phone : 00 34 93 622 0360
Metro/Bus : Metro: L1 and L3 Espanya / Bus: 13, 37, 50, 55 and 9, 27, 30, 37, 56,57, 65, 79, 109, 157, 165

4- The Sant Jordi Palace. Palau Sant Jordi *

Sant Jordi Palace - Monument

Palau Sant Jordi

Palau Sant Jordi

Palau Sant Jordi

Sant Jordi Palace was the house of the gymnastics at the time of the Olympic Games and from then on a concert hall. Splendid building with a metal roof by the Japanese Arata Isozaki. It has to be seen also at night for its superb lighting.

Address : Passeig Olímpic, 5-7
Opening hours : Depending on the event
Phone : +34 93 426 20 89
Metro/Bus : Bus: 125, 193

5- The Calatrava tower. Torre de Calatrava

Calatrava Tower - Monument

Torre Calatrava

One can see the Calatrava tower from anywhere in Barcelona. It is the telecommunications tower and the symbol of the Barcelona Olympic Games (1982) according to its creator Santiago Calatrava of the XXI century.

Pointing towards the sky, it opens the way to new galaxies.

Address : Av de L'Estadi
Metro/Bus : Metro: L1/L3 Espanya / Bus: 50, 61, 125

6- The Olympic Stadium. Estadi Olimpic *

Olympic Stadium - Monument

Olympic Stadium - Barcelona

Olympic Stadium - Barcelona

Olympic Stadium - Barcelona

The Olympic Stadium of Barcelona was ready in 1929 but history decided something different. It is in 1992 that this stage was finally used. Meanwhile Correa, Milà, Margarit, Buixadé, Gregoretti architects of different nationalities had collaborated in its rebuilding. It can accommodate 65 000 people it is the stadium of the 2nd team of football of the city: "Espanyol".

Address : Avinguda de l'estadi, 60
Phone : +34 426 06 60
Metro/Bus : Bus: 125, 193

7- Joan Miró Foundation. Fundacio Joan Miró ***

Joan Miro Foundation - Museum

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Fundació Joan Miró

Joan Miro Foundation is one of our favourite museums in Barcelona. Be there once is an obligation.
The building designed by Josep Lluís Sert offers you a moment of calm and beatitude: experience of light and beautiful spaces.

Among the trees, you will have a stunning sightseeing of the city and a particular moment to see again or discover the work of Miró who throughout his life took a particular interest in the diversity of materials, forms and colours. It led him to explore and experiment with different art forms such as painting, sculpture, printing techniques, ceramics, theatre and tapestry.

A central work exposed in this permanent collection.

Address : Parc de Montjuïc
Opening hours : Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 - 19.00 (October - June) /Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 - 20.00 (July - September)/Thursdays, 10.00 - 21.30/ Sundays and public holidays,10.00 - 14.30 / Closed on Mondays (except public holidays)
Phone : 00 34 93 4439470
Metro/Bus : On Montjuïc "mountain". Bus: 50, 55, 193 stp "Parc de Montjuic" / Cavle Car (take it at Paral·lel)

8- Montjuïc Castle. Castell de Montjuïc*

Montjuïc Castle - Monument

Castell de Montjuïc

Castell de Montjuïc

Castell de Montjuïc

Montjuïc Castle is an imposing castle that dominates the city since 1640. It was primarily used to repress the people during two centuries. Repression of the anarchists in the XIX century and prison for the political prisoners under Franco. In 1940 Lluis Companys was executed here. He was the president of the Generalitat of Catalonia. Nowadays is the only place of the city where you can see a statue of Franco. It also shelters a military museum.

 

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Address : Avinguda del Castell
Opening hours : From 1st Octobre to 31st March opened from Monday to Sunday from 9am to 7pm / 1st April to 30th Septmebre opened from Monday to Sunday from 9am to 9pm
Phone : 00.34.93 329 86 53
Metro/Bus : Bus: 193

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1 comment

  1. Good Overview - B Dunning-USA (31 Aug 2011 - 09:45)

    This is a good presentation of the sites on the hill area. It could help to have a map display

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