Castell de Montjuïc

At 173 m high, it’s a magnificent place from which you can contemplate Barcelona. However, from here, due to its privileged situation, they also bombarded the city at different times in history.

Montjuïc Castle is one of Barcelona's most emblematic fortifications. Located on the top of a hill in the Montjuïc district, the castle was built in 1640 during the Guerra dels Segadors, a Catalan revolt against the Spanish government. Since then, the castle has witnessed numerous historical episodes in Barcelona, from the War of Independence to the Spanish Civil War.

The castle has been used for military purposes for much of its history. During the War of Independence, the castle was used by French forces as a military base, and during the Spanish Civil War, the castle was used as a prison by Franco's forces. It was at this time that the castle acquired its sad reputation as a place of torture and execution.

However, in the 1960s, the castle was converted into a military museum and opened to the public. Since then, it has been one of Barcelona's most popular tourist attractions, with thousands of visitors every year.

The castle's fortification is impressive, with great stone walls and imposing towers towering over the city. The view from the top of the hill is spectacular. A panoramic view of the city and the harbour. From the terrace of the castle you can see many of the city's most important monuments.

Inside the castle, visitors can see a large collection of old weapons and military uniforms, as well as several historic military vehicles. There is also an exhibition on the history of the castle and its role in the defence of Barcelona over the centuries.

One of the most interesting parts of the castle is the weapons room, which displays an impressive collection of ancient weapons, including swords, daggers, spears and armour. There is also an exhibition on the history of artillery, showing how the technology of warfare has evolved over the centuries.

Another interesting part of the castle is the chapel, which was built in the 17th century and restored in the 19th century. The chapel is dedicated to Saint Michael, the patron saint of soldiers, and has an altar decorated with paintings from the Baroque period.

Montjuïc Castle is one of Barcelona's most popular tourist attractions, and it's easy to see why. With its impressive fortification, military history and hilltop location with panoramic views of the city, the castle is a must-see for anyone interested in Barcelona's history and culture.

Contact details

Ctra. de Montjuïc, 66, 08038 Barcelona

Opening Hours

From March 1 to October 31 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (box office closes at 7:30 p.m.)
From November 1 to February 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (box office closes at 5:30 p.m.)
Open Monday to Sunday.

Get In Touch

Mestre Enric Morera 25, 08339 Vilassar de Dalt, Barcelona


Phone:  +34 937 53 27 08

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