The Montjuic Castle is a military fortress located on Barcelona’s very own Montjuic mountain, which is just to the south of the capital. It’s a very popular tourist attraction, and it really is a must see!
But the only problem is, is that it can be a nightmare to find somewhere to park!
The Sants – Montjuïc district, where the castle is located, is one of the busiest areas in terms of traffic in Barcelona. Why? Because it’s jam packed with wonderful things to do and see! So our best advice if you’re planning to visit the Montjuic Castle of Barcelona is to book your parking space in advance. Just take a look at the map to find a parking space near the Castle, which suits you!
The Montjuic Castle is an impressive military fortress built as a look-out tower on top of the Montjuic mountain in 1640, after the famous Catalan Revolt. The views from this place are breathtaking, well they’re bound to be considering its 173 meters high. Pretend you’re on the look out for enemy ships, or perhaps take a look over the modern port to see the buzzing 21st century Barcelona.
Back to the past now! During the War of Spanish Succession, between 1705 and 1714, the Castle quickly became a vital asset, but unfortunately it did get damaged. However, after the war the Castle underwent intensive remodelling to resolve any visible defects.
Today, the Castle has become property of the City of Barcelona. Today it houses a complete military museum inside.