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Montjuic Castle Fortress with Port and city viewpoints

1640 Military fortress, former prison and execution site from the civil war. Army Barracks till 2007 when ownership transferred to Barcelona city council.

Updated: Sep 18, 2021

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

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About Montjuic Castle Fortress with Port and city viewpoints

The current Montjuic Castle is a Napoleonic style fortress from 1799 with a history of fortifications in this location from 1640.

Until 2007 the fort was owned by the Spanish military and served as an army barracks with access to the public for limited areas.

Ownership was transferred to the local Catalan Government who are restoring parts of the castle and opening more sections to the public and today most of the castle is open to the public.

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Visiting Montjuic Castle Fortress with Port and city viewpoints

At the time of writing the entry fee is 5 euros with reductions for seniors, stidents and children.

Once finished inside the castle there is a nice circular walking route round the perimeter of a distance of 1.5 km. This route offers spectacular views of the port of Barcelona on one side and the city on the other side.

Tip: Inside the castle behind the main keep, there is a citrus grove with lemon and orange trees. Here you will find a fountain that dispenses free drinking water. Also inside the main square of the castle there is a small restaurant selling hot and cold food, bottled water, cola, snacks at tourist prices.

Opening hours:

The castle is open every day of the week closing occasionally for some local holidays. see website.

From 1st March till November 1st: 10:00h till 20:00h.

From 2nd November till 28th february: 10:00h till 18:00h.

Accessibility, mobility & Clothing for Montjuic Castle Fortress

Visitors are not allowed to move around the Castle on any wheeled-mobility system, such as bicycles (which they are allowed to park in a space arranged for that purpose), skateboards, skates or any other electric transport device (which must be left inside the lockers), except where necessary for people with reduced mobility.

There is a lift from the ground floor to the first floor for so pushchairs and those with reduced mobility can have access.

the roof terrace viewpoint is only accessible via stars.

Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult Zone 1 T-casual € 5.00 16-29 years, Over 65, 3 Euros Child T-familiar FREE For under 16 YearsGroup/Family Ticket? No, but see guided tours section of website if visiting as a group.Notes FREE every Sunday after 15h.Free Entry? Free 1st sunday of month all day.

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Getting to Montjuic Castle Fortress with Port and city viewpoints

Address: Caraterra de Montjuic 66, Barcelona. 08038

There are three ways to get to the castle:

1. Walk up from Plaza Espana through montjuic gardens following my route. See wikiloc tab.

2. Get the TMB 150 Bus from plaza Catalunya. The bus stop is at the base of the Venetian towers. The route takes about 20 minutes to get to the castle. Use a T-casual travel card or hola BCN card.

3. Get the TMB Funicular de Montjuic followed by the Monjuic teleferico Cable car.

Documents for Montjuic Castle Fortress with Port and city viewpoints

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Montjuic Public Transport and Attractions Map

Author: Barcelona Travel Hacks


Metro Map Montjuic Pl Espana - Funicular


Wikiloc Trail for Montjuic Castle Fortress with Port and city viewpoints

BCN01 - Montjuic castle and gardens

A city walk in the Gardens of Montjuic passing via Venetian towers, Magic fountains, Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC), Greek theatre, Montjuic Castle ans Miramar cable car.

Distance: 7.37 Km

Difficulty: Easy

Return Travel Fare: T-Casual Zone 1

Transport Network: Barcelona Metro

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