This is a sample itinerary for our Private Montjuic Tour.
Final itinerary and timings might vary due to many factors (tickets availability, your location and pace, your main interests…)

10AM

1929 WORLD FAIR

Entering the mountain

10.15AM

In 1929 Barcelona celebrated its 2nd World Fair, and this square with an impressive fountain rising in the center of the turn-about, was the entrance to it. The gate to the pavilions was flanked by two towers inspired in the belltower of the Cathedral of Saint Marco, in Venice. Here you can also see the former bullring Las Arenas, now a shopping mall that has kept the original outer skin of the building. Contemporary architecture lovers will love to hear everything about how architect Richard Rogers planned its refurbishment.

In the area of the 1929 World Fair you can visit the reconstruction of the German pavilion designed by Mies van der Rohe (a must for any architecture lover!), located across the street from the beautiful Casaramona textile factory (now an Art Center).

CITY VIEWS FROM PALAU NACIONAL

The city at your feet

10.45AM

The impressive building of the National Palace, home to the MNAC museum is also worth a stop: the city views from there are spectacular.

Note that this tour does not include visiting the MNAC museum as it takes too long, but it is possible to add extra hours on request to fit it in.

1992 Olympics

When Barcelona was put on the map

11.15AM

In 1992 another event took place in the Montjuïc Hill: the Barcelona Olympics, a wonderful success. The main sport facilities are still in use and make for a few nice photo opportunities, such as the stylish telecommunications antenna by Santiago Calatrava and the domed stadium Palau Sant Jordi by Arata Isozaki. You can also enter the Olympic Stadium and learn (or recall) how the torch was lit.

OPTION 1

TAPAS LUNCH

Walk to the funicular station and ride it down hill to Poblesec to enjoy some tapas in a local off the beaten path bar: our favorite is tiny and has no tables, only stools around the counter. Or we can take a short subway or taxi ride from there to get somewhere else for a seat-down round of tapas.

OPTION 2

MONTJUIC CASTLE BY CABLECAR

Ride a panoramic cable car to visit the Castle of Montjuic, from where you’ll be able to enjoy some of the best views over the city and learn about the wars and dictatorships that have savaged the city in the past.

OPTION 3

MIRÓ FOUNDATION

The Fundació Miró is considered the most important collection in the world of paintings by the surrealist artist Joan Miró, as it covers all his evolution from his youth to his death. If you are interested in art, we definitely recommend a visit if you are into art.

2PM

It’s not easy to find taxis up in the Hill, so after visiting your last site you’ll descent either across some scenic gardens downhill or to the funicular, until you reach a busier area where your guide can put you on a taxi or give you directions to take the subway or walk back to your hotel or somewhere to eat.

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