Montjuïc Castle in Barcelona

Tourist information about the castle of Montjuic, the fortress located in barcelona
The bridge and gateway. Author: Cristian Atudoroae (Barcelona photos)
Ancient military fortress located on top of Montjuic mountain, at more than 170 meters high. From this privileged position the castle dominates the city of Barcelona and his port, offering formidable panoramic views. The irregularly trapezoidal enclosure formed by four bastions connected by curtain walls with an average length of 150 meters each and surrounded by moats. The Montjuic Castle is catalogued as Cultural Good of National Interest.
Built to defend the north and east entrances of the city, the fortress has played a decisive role in several episodes of the history of Barcelona. The fortress in the present form is the result of the remodeling of the old castle (of the 17th century), carried out between 1753 and 1779 by the military engineer Juan Martín Cermeño.
Highlights
The bridge and the gatehouse. In the middle of the main facade stands the neoclassical monumental gate, flanked by two columns, which is accessed through a bridge that crosses the Santa Eulalia moat.
The four bastions, triangular or pentagonal shaped. Two of them are located in the corners of the main facade (the bastion of Sant Carles and the bastion of Santa Amalia) and the other two in the second enclosure (the bastion of Velasco and the bastion of Llengua de Serp).
The quadrangular inner yard, located in the highest part of the castle. From the terrace that covers the buildings situated around the ward the visitors can enjoy the best views over the coast of Barcelona and the Baix Llobregat region.
The covered walk that surrounds the outer perimeter of the castle.
Contact
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Contact
Association of Friends of the Castle of Montjuïc
Address: 66 Montjuïc Road - Barcelona 08038
Tel.: +34 933 298 653
Website: www.castillomontjuic.com
E-mail: info@castillomontjuic.com
Timetable
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Timetable
November - March
10am to 6pm
April - October
10am to 8pm
Closed: January 1 and December 25.
Prices
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Prices
General entrance: 5 €
Reduced entrance: 3 €
Under 16 years: Free entrance
The first Sunday of each month, every Sunday afternoon, May 18, September 24: Free entrance
Public transport
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Public transport
Bus. Line 150.
Cable car. Telefèric de Montjuic.
Cable railway. Funicular de Montjuic.
Metro. Paral·lel Station (lines L2 and L3).
Location
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Location
GPS: 41°21'49.6"N 2°10'00.7"E / 41.363775, 2.166869
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