Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

From across the city, the bombastic neobaroque silhouette of the Palau Nacional can be seen on the slopes of Montjuïc. Built for the 1929 World Exhibition and restored in 2005, it houses a vast collection of mostly …
Top Choice Museum in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

Fundació Joan Miró

Joan Miró, the city’s best-known 20th-century artistic progeny, bequeathed this art foundation to his hometown in 1971. Its light-filled buildings, designed by close friend and architect Josep Lluís Sert (who also b…
Fortress in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

Castell de Montjuïc

This forbidding castell (castle or fort) dominates the southeastern heights of Montjuïc and enjoys commanding views over the Mediterranean. It dates, in its present form, from the late 17th and 18th centuries. For m…
Historic Site in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

MUHBA Refugi 307

Part of the Museu d'Història de Barcelona (MUHBA), this shelter dates back to the days of the Spanish Civil War. Barcelona was the city most heavily bombed from the air during the war and had more than 1300 air-raid…
Cultural Centre in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

Poble Espanyol

Welcome to Spain! All of it! This ‘Spanish Village’ is an intriguing scrapbook of Spanish architecture built for the Spanish crafts section of the 1929 World Exhibition. You can meander from Andalucía to the Baleari…
Museum in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

Museu Etnològic

Barcelona’s ethnology museum presents an intriguing permanent collection that delves into the rich heritage of Catalonia. Exhibits cover origin myths, religious festivals, folklore, and the blending of the sacred an…
Gallery in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

CaixaForum

The Caixa building society prides itself on its involvement in (and ownership of) art, in particular all that is contemporary. Its premier art expo space in Barcelona hosts part of the bank’s extensive collection fr…
Museum in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya

This archaeology museum, housed in what was the Graphic Arts Palace during the 1929 World Exhibition, covers Catalonia and cultures from elsewhere in Spain. Items range from copies of pre-Neanderthal skulls to lovel…
Fountain in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

Font Màgica

A huge fountain that crowns the long sweep of the Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina to the grand facade of the Palau Nacional, Font Màgica is a unique performance in which the water can look like seething firework…
Cable Car in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

Teleférico del Puerto

The quickest way from the beach to the mountain is via the cable car that runs between Torre de Sant Sebastiá in Barceloneta and the Miramar stop on Montjuïc. From Estació Parc Montjuïc, the separate Telefèric de Mo…