Funicular to Montjuic in Barcelona, ​​how to get there and what to see

    Montjuic Hill in Barcelona is considered the green lung of the city. Here we explain how to get there and what to see.
    Funicular to Montjuic in Barcelona, ​​how to get there and what to see

    Seeing Barcelona from above is an experience worth living at least once in your life. To enjoy this spectacular view simply take the Funicular to Montjuïc, the hill that rises 173 meters above sea level and is considered the green lung of the city.




    Montjuïc – literally “jews mountain” – it is so called because there is a medieval Jewish cemetery there, but the hill is above all famous through the many gardens that make it up, as well as the panorama that can be enjoyed from up there. Between fig trees, orange trees, pine trees and flowers of the most diverse varieties, you just have to let yourself be enveloped by the colors and aromas. HE Giardini del Laribal, and Greek Theater Gardens, with the replica of a real Greek theater, the Botanical Garden and many others: getting lost will be natural.

    Among the many attractions of Montjuic, is the Poble Espanyol, a true open-air museum: it is the perfect reconstruction of a medieval village, with shops and a square for live concerts. There Magic Fountain It offers light and water games and is highly appreciated by tourists, while in the highest part of the mountain it is possible to visit the Castell de Montjuic, built at the end of the 17th century and passed into the hands of the Bourbons after the Spanish Civil War. The spectacle enjoyed from the Castle is worth the entire visit.




    Funicular to Montjuic in Barcelona, ​​how to get there and what to see

    Museums cannot be missed: the Joan Miró Foundation, created by Miró himself and containing more than 10 thousand pieces of sculptures, paintings and sketches by the famous Catalan artist. The MNAC (National Museum of Art of Catalonia) brings together one of the most complete collections of Romanesque art in the world. He Barcelona Pavilion, by the famous German architect Mies Van der Rohe, built for the 1929 Universal Exhibition.


    Then there are a series of sports facilities built for the 1992 Olympic Games: the Stadio Olimpico Lluis Companys, Palau sant jordi, the particular Communications Tower Designed by Calatrava. Continuing with the sports theme, there is also an old urban motorcycle circuit in Montjuic.



    Funicular to Montjuic in Barcelona, ​​how to get there and what to see

    Through Montjuic it is possible to reach bus numbers, With the cableway or the funicolare. The latter was inaugurated in 1928 and has been renovated numerous times over the years. The Funicular route is developed to meters 758 over a difference of 76 meters. The lower station Parallel, It's found along Avenida del Paral-lel, also an interchange station for metro lines 2 and 3. The upper station, called di Montjuic Park, is located on Avenida del Estadio.

    Funicular to Montjuic in Barcelona, ​​how to get there and what to see

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