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Greek open air theatre and Rose Garden in Montjuïc

Former quarry converted to open air theatre for 1929 International Exhibition. Plays and dance by Festival Grec de Barcelona in summer. Space for yoga classes

Updated: May 21, 2024 by: Barcelona Travel Hacks Views: 1.6k

About Montjuïc Greek Theatre & Rose Garden

The Greek Theatre, Teatre Grec, in Montjuïc is an open-air amphitheatre which serves as the main location for the Grec Festival, taking place in Barcelona each year.

The Greek Festival is an international event of theatre, dance music and circus performance and takes place each year in July and August.

These gardens have good views of the city. Additionally, The greek theatre is used as an outdoor venue for yoga classes.

The Greek theatre measures 460 square metres and seats 1900 people.

The Greek Theatre History

The Greek Thetre amphitheatre is constructed in an abandoned quarry in the hils of Montjuïc.

The amphitheatre and rose garden were created for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition.

The Theatre was designed by the architects Ramon Reventós i Farrarons and Nicolás María Rubió Tudurí, taking inspiration from the Ancient Greek amphitheatres especially the small Greek town of Epidaurus.

Located in the grounds of the Greek Gardens (Jardines Grec) which were designed by Jean-Claude Nicolas Forestier from 1917 to 1924.

The theatre opened in the late 1920s with the last show being held was the 1932 performance of Sophocles Electra. During the Spanish civil war the Greek Theatre remained unused.

Throughout the 1950s, the theatre was used on several occasions for performances, including a Catalan performance of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.

In the 1960s and 1970s, the theatre was largely unused until finally being acquired by the local council who in 1976 organised the first edition of the Grec Festival.

Visiting Montjuïc Greek Theatre & Rose Garden

my walking route from Plaça España passes via the greek theatre to Montjuïc Castle can be found in the Wikiloc section of the Montjuïc page.

The Greek theatre is a FREE to visit public gated garden in Montjuïc.

What to take with you for Montjuïc Greek Theatre & Rose Garden

Teatre Grec in Montjuïc is only accessible by a flight of stone stairs. There is a lift to get between these levels but I have only ever seen the lift in operation during events such as the Greek theatre Festival.

It is viable with a push chair if your willing to carry it up a flight of stairs but definitely not with a wheelchair.

This is an open air garden so no restrictions on dress, Backpacks, luggage or bicycle are in force. I recommend taking a water bottle because there is no drinking water fountain inside this garden. Equally because the site is a former quarry, the theatre is always in the shade and can be a bit chilly.

Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult Zone 1 T-casual € 0.00 Child T-familiar FREE Notes Open during daylight hours. Fees when theatre productions.

Getting to Montjuïc Greek Theatre & Rose Garden

Address: Passeig de Santa Madrona s/n, Barcelona. 08038

For maps of the bus routes and Montjuïc mountain visit the Montjuïc page documents section.

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