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Montjuic Castle, Barcelona

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The views of Barcelona from Montjuic Castle are expansive. You’ll see all the city's neighborhoods spread beneath your feet. A beacon of history positioned at the top of Montjuïc, the castle was once a military fortress but now acts as a municipal facility. Enjoy the gardens on the castle grounds. A visit to Montjuic Castle represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Barcelona travel planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Definatley worth the trip up to the castle for the views but not worth paying the entry fee to go inside. 
    Definatley worth the trip up to the castle for the views but not worth paying the entry fee to go inside.  more »
  • This castle is the reminesce of the military power of Catalogne in Spain and especially of Barcelone. Still today, it is intact and never be demolished partially or degraded by natural events. It is.....  more
    This castle is the reminesce of the military power of Catalogne in Spain and especially of Barcelone. Still today, it is intact and never be demolished partially or degraded by natural events. It is.....  more »
  • Nice views, but not worth the price of entry. Really not much to see inside the castle, a waste of money overall. Same views can be has from the trail around the castle. Cable car too was overpriced....  more
    Nice views, but not worth the price of entry. Really not much to see inside the castle, a waste of money overall. Same views can be has from the trail around the castle. Cable car too was overpriced....  more »
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  • Nice experience visiting the Montjuïc Castle. Cable cat ride is nice, but ticket price for it is almost the same as ticket price for the castle itself. You can have a 40-50 minutes hike to the top(if you don’t have mobility issues) for free 🙃 and enjoy the view from the hill on the way. The castle itself is nice, has great view on the port. Lots of seagulls(not very friendly though). Nice gardens around the castle.
  • Nice experience. I recommend paying for the full tour so you can learn about the castle's history. The easiest way to get up is using the funicular and cable cars. The views at the top are pretty neat. You can stay as long as you want to.
  • We took the funicular from Parallel to the base of the hill. From there we took a one-way cable car ticket to reach the castle. The caste is beautiful and well maintained. The staff at the ticketing counter is also friendly and helpful. On a good weather day, one can easily spend about half a day walking around, exploring all the parts of the castle, capturing pictures of the city from different viewing points, or relax and refresh oneself with food and drinks at a small café located inside the castle. The walk back to the base is easy. The wonderful sites at the various levels of the hill can be explored only on foot, so I would recommend not taking the cable car back to the base.
  • Reached via the cable car ride, superb place to visit and take in Barcelona's stunning views. The castle itself is beautiful with some interesting history. Great place for kids to stretch their legs and has cafe, toilets etc. Around 25 euros for family of four to visit.
  • A castle that has been standing since the 1800 and has been occupied by Napoleon's troops and a lot of prisoners, among others. Visit to learn history and experience fantastic views of Barcelona. Most people pay for the cable car, which is a nice ride (especially if you have kids). If you want to save it, you can either walk or take a bus, which is cheaper and convenient. Once up you can pay the ticket to enter the castle, but if your time or budget are limited, you can also walk around for free and have a nice, beautiful experience. The admission fee as of 2022 is EUR 9, and kids under 8 y/o enter for free. No pets allowed. Be sure to walk around for a whole overview of Barcelona.

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