Montjuic Castle Fortress with Port and city viewpoints
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Montjuic Castle Fortress with Port and city viewpoints

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Updated: Sep 18, 2021

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

Montjuic Castle Fortress

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

Address: Caraterra de Montjuic 66, Barcelona. 8038

Summary of Prices:

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 Years
Group/Family Ticket: No, but see guided tours section of website if visiting as a group.
Notes: FREE every Sunday after 15h.
Free day: Free 1st sunday of month all day.


Visiting Montjuic Castle Fortress:

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.

Getting To Montjuic Castle Fortress:

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.

Weather for Barcelona:

There are 2 PDf documents:

Montjuic Public Transport and Attractions Map

PDF: Montjuic Public Transport and Attractions Map
Author: Barcelona Travel Hacks

Metro Map Montjuic Pl Espaa - Funicular

PDF: Metro Map Montjuic Pl Espaa - Funicular


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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