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Montjuïc Castle (Castell de Montjuïc) Tours

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Montjuïc Castle (Castell de Montjuïc)
Looming dramatically over the Barcelona skyline, Montjuïc Castle (Castell de Montjuïc) is a 17th-century military fortress perched atop Montjuïc Mountain. After a tumultuous history, including various wars, the site now functions as a municipal facility and hosts cultural events—and offers great views of the city and beyond.
 
The Basics
Standing more than 558 feet (170 meters) above the city, Montjuïc Castle and the hill on which it sits feature some of the best panoramic views of Barcelona, distant mountains, and Mediterranean Sea. Castle visitors learn about the turbulent history of the edifice and the city, from the Catalan Revolt in the 1600s through the Napoleonic Wars and into the 19th and 20th centuries, when it was used as a place to execute political prisoners. You can also walk around the surrounding gardens and see a number of renowned sculptures and the castle’s ancient drawbridge.
 
Barcelona tours that stop at the castle typically also include neighboring sights, such as Olympic Park (Anella Olímpica), Plaza España (Plaça Espanya), and nearby museums. Guided city tours—on foot, via bus, by cable car—are also available to get a deeper understanding of Catalonia, its history, and its tensions with Spain.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Montjuïc Castle is a must-visit for fortress fans and those keen on Catalonian history.
  • Admission is free on Sunday after 3pm and all day on the first Sunday of the month.
  • There is little shade atop the mountain so bring a hat and some sunscreen.
  • The castle is not recommended for those with reduced mobility.

How to Get There

The castle sits in eastern Barcelona, between the botanical garden (Jardí Botànic de Barcelona) and the sea. Take the metro to Paral·lel station and then bus 150 to the top of Montjuïc Mountain. Alternatively, from Barceloneta Beach you can board the Montjuïc Cable Car, which drops you in front of the castle.

When to Get There
Montjuïc Castle is open from 10am to 6pm daily, and to 8pm March through October; it is closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day. Crowds gather at the castle during the summer months so arrive early for the best views.
 
The Mountain of the Jews

Since prehistoric times, the mountain of Montjuïc has played an important role in Barcelona life and lore. Most notably, it is believed that the southern slope of the mountain was the site of an ancient Jewish cemetery, granting it the Catalan name Montjuïc, or Mountain of the Jews.
Address: Ctra. de Montjuïc, 66, Barcelona 08038, Spain
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Barcelona Highlights with Optional Entrance to Poble Espanyol

Barcelona Highlights with Optional Entrance to Poble Espanyol

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Get the perfect introduction to Barcelona's top sites during this half-day guided tour. Hop aboard your coach for a sightseeing excursion to the Gothic Quarter and Passeig de Gracia, admiring architect Antoni Gaudí's iconic buildings along the way. Then head to the Olympic Village of Barcelona (Vila Olimpica) and Montjuic mountain. Take a cable car ride, stop by a recreation of a Spanish village at Poble Espanyol and explore the old city center (if option selected)
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Barcelona Old Town & Sky Views: Montjuic Castle visit & Cable Car in Small Group

Barcelona Old Town & Sky Views: Montjuic Castle visit & Cable Car in Small Group

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Travelers that want to see more of Barcelona in less time shouldn't miss this walking tour that includes a city walk, panoramic vistas, and a guide to lead the way. Starting at bustling Las Ramblas, you can see Barcelona's local markets, public art, and structures designed by renowned architect Antoni Gaudí. Wrap up your day by with fantastic views as you soar over the city in a cable car, and marvel at vistas from the waterfront to the Pyrenees.
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Barcelona Combo: Highlights Barcelona and Montserrat Sightseeing Tour

Barcelona Combo: Highlights Barcelona and Montserrat Sightseeing Tour

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See the best of Barcelona on a packaged trip combining two excursions, including visits to the Barcelona Cathedral, the Gothic Quarter, Olympic Village (Vila Olimpica), Montjuic Castle, Montserrat and much more. Your trip includes a ride by cog-wheel train to the Royal Basilica of Monserrat to admire the site's 12-century Black Virgin and sample some local liquor. Hop aboard the Montjuic cable car for a bird's-eye view of the city, including the magnificent La Sagrada Familia and harbor.
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  • 10 hours 45 minutes
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The Best of Barcelona in One Day with Optional Lunch

The Best of Barcelona in One Day with Optional Lunch

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Combine two of Barcelona’s most popular tours and gain a comprehensive picture of the Catalonian capital with this combo package. In the morning, delve into the remarkable architecture of the Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter) and enjoy sweeping city vistas from the summit of Montjuic Hill while visiting the ancient Montjuic Castle. Complete the day with an afternoon tour of Antoni Gaudi’s modernist masterpieces; marvel at the architectural eccentricity of UNESCO-listed La Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, La Pedrera and Park Güell and hear the story behind the artist whose work is so prevalent in Barcelona.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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Barcelona Best Views: Old Town, Cable Car, Montjuic Castle & Magic Fountain Show

Barcelona Best Views: Old Town, Cable Car, Montjuic Castle & Magic Fountain Show

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From bustling Las Ramblas to Montjuïc Castle and the waterfront, this Barcelona tour showcases the best views the city has to offer, in just a few hours. Join your guide for a busy day of sightseeing packed with highlights. You pass one of Gaudí's architectural marvels, visit the famous Boqueria Market, and enjoy tapas on a museum terrace. Finally, you end your afternoon with a near-perfect photo op: hilltop vistas of the sun setting over the Old Town.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Barcelona in One Day: Sagrada Familia, Park Guell & Old Town with Hotel Pick-up

Barcelona in One Day: Sagrada Familia, Park Guell & Old Town with Hotel Pick-up

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Get a taste for the top attractions in Barcelona during this small-group excursion covering the many highlights of the Catalan capital. Tour Passeig de Gracia, an elegant boulevard that hosts a wealth of modernist architecture like La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, before discovering Antoni Gaudí's Park Güell and La Sagrada Familia. Upi also explore the incredible history of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter before finishing with sublime city views from on top of Montjüic.
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  • 8 hours
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Barcelona AND Montserrat: direct pickup included / small-group / skip the lines

Barcelona AND Montserrat: direct pickup included / small-group / skip the lines

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See the historical and natural highlights of Barcelona and its scenic surroundings on an exhilarating full-day excursion. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, visit legendary landmarks such as La Sagrada Familia and Montjuic Hill, and then sail past the long lines at renowned architect’s Antoni Gaudi’s Park Güell. Venture to Montserrat National Park to enjoy the natural splendor of the scenery, and absorb the sacred ambiance of Montserrat Monastery, the park’s beautiful basilica.
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  • 8 hours
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Barcelona Highlight Tour and Montserrat Monastery with Hotel Pick-up

Barcelona Highlight Tour and Montserrat Monastery with Hotel Pick-up

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When your cruise ships sails into the picturesque port of Barcelona, disembark to discover the legendary landmarks of the city on a full-day shore excursion. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, marvel at the architectural extravagance of La Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell, and then ascend to the hilltop perch of Olympic monuments. Venture to the nearby national park of Montserrat to enjoy views of the rugged mountain peeks, and absorb the sacred ambiance of Montserrat Basilica during an intimate tour.
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  • 8 hours
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Barcelona Sagrada Familia and Montserrat Small Group Tour with Hotel pick-up

Barcelona Sagrada Familia and Montserrat Small Group Tour with Hotel pick-up

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Visit two Barcelona must-sees in one day without any rushing for trains or buses, and with a guide to provide background and stories on each site and wider Catalonia on this full-day, small-group tour. Beat the lines at the Sagrada Familia to admire Gaudi’s mastery, and after a stroll around Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, be transported to Montserrat to explore the mountainside monastery. If you wish, upgrade to a private tour.
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  • 10 hours
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Private Half-Day Sightseeing in Barcelona

Private Half-Day Sightseeing in Barcelona

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Make the most out of your stay in sun-soaked Barcelona and let your local driver show you around in a fully customizable tour! Admire the most popular attractions from the comfort of your own private car without worrying about leaving something out. Our drivers are not licensed tour guides but are very knowledgeable of the places visited and will provide all the necessary historical information and their local perspective. The Sightseeing Ride can include many interesting stops visitors always enjoy. The impressive Sagrada Familia, the Arc de Triomf and the modernist buildings of Antoni Gaudi. Wander around Plaça de Catalunya and Parc Montjuic where you can visit the iconic National Palace. Take memorable photos from Tibidabo Hill and the flamboyant Parc Güell, stroll along la Rambla, explore the Gothic Quarter, a quaint area where you can taste local delicacies in nearby restaurants or enjoy a drink. At the end of the ride, your driver will drop you off at your accommodation.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Montjuic Mountain Tour with Visit to Olympic Park and Plaza España

Private Montjuic Mountain Tour with Visit to Olympic Park and Plaza España

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Ride the funicular railway up Montjuïc for spectacular views over Barcelona during this 3-hour private tour. Translated as the ‘Mountain of the Jews’ due to its Jewish cemetery, the hill was home to the 1992 Summer Olympic Games. Visit the Olympic facilities and Montjuïc Castle, then finish with a walking tour at Plaza España, where your personal guide shares the highlights of one of Barcelona’s most impressive squares.
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  • 3 hours
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Barcelona Shore Excursion: pickup with luggage, skip-the-lines, best city tour

Barcelona Shore Excursion: pickup with luggage, skip-the-lines, best city tour

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Disembark at the bustling port of Barcelona to see the city’s spectacular sights on a shore excursion. Choose to sail past long lines at Gaudi’s picturesque Park Güell with a priority access pass and skip-the-line at the Sagrada Familia at the end of the tour. Ascend to the hilltop perch of Barcelona’s magnificent Olympic monuments and admire panoramic city vistas; stroll the ambient Plaza de Espanya and marvel at the Passeig de Gràcia.
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  • 4 hours
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Best of Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Old Town Tour with Hotel Pick-up

Best of Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Old Town Tour with Hotel Pick-up

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Sample all that Barcelona has to offer during this 8-hour sightseeing excursion in the Catalan capital. Start along upscale Passeig de Gracia, exploring the street’s high-end boutiques and modernist buildings like La Pedrera and Casa Batllo. You’ll continue your day at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sagrada Familia, learning about the inspiration for this jaw-dropping building and its one-of-a-kind creator, Antoni Gaudí. You’ll also enjoy visits to other iconic attractions including Las Ramblas, Montjüic Mountain, the Gothic Quarter, and much more. Round-trip transport and a guide are also included.
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  • 8 hours
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Barcelona Sailing Sunset Experience Shared Sailboat from Port Vell

Barcelona Sailing Sunset Experience Shared Sailboat from Port Vell

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For some of the best sunset views in all of Barcelona don't miss this evening cruise, where your skipper whisks you out of Port Vell for a sail along the coast. You can glide through the waves, relax on the indoor and outdoor seating, and enjoy included snacks. Then it's time for the highlight of the evening: as the sun dips over the city you can admire the Barcelona cityscape, imbibing the sea air as you go.
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  • 2 hours
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Private WWII Side Car Tour with a Local in Barcelona

Private WWII Side Car Tour with a Local in Barcelona

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If you’re seeking an alternative sightseeing experience in Barcelona, then this private tour in a sidecar is for you. In a World War II motorbike and sidecar, you’ll tick off top Barcelona attractions, including the Arc de Triomf, La Sagrada Familia, and Barceloneta Beach, while listening to history- and culture-rich commentary. Ride down the striking Passeig de Gracia, home to Gaudi masterpieces such as Casa Batllo and Casa Mila, and visit the bustling Placa Catalunya. 
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  • 2 hours
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$102.97
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Montjuic Mountain Private Tour with Cable Car Experience

Montjuic Mountain Private Tour with Cable Car Experience

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Discover the Montjuic Mountain with a private profesional guide and enjoy one the best views of city with the cable car ! Montjuic was the site for the 1929 Barcelona Universal Exhibition & 1992 Olympics. Both of these events has made Montjuic an area of interest and beauty with some wonderful architecture like the Grand National Palace, the German pavilion, or the magnificent Olympic facilities such as Lluis Companys Stadium and the Palau Sant Jordi. ​ But the history of Montjuic has not always been moments of glory, Montjuic hides a dark history... at the top of this mountain a castle was built to oppress Barcelona. •Private experience with professional guide in Montjuic Mountain. •Visit the Barcelona Olympic Stadium and Montjuïc Castle. •Enjoy the Montjuic Cable Car experience. •Visit Barcelona landmarks such as the Plaza de España. •Hotel pickup. ​
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  • 3 hours
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$89.80
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Barcelona Sailing Experience Shared Sailboat from Port Vell

Barcelona Sailing Experience Shared Sailboat from Port Vell

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A sailing tour leaving the Marina One Ocean Poret Vell in Barcelona, sailing out to the open ocean to see the Barcelona skyline. You will have a profesional Skipper on board giving you a guided Tour with all the explanations of the main features of the Barcelona skyline and the ones in the Port of Barcelona. Drinks and snacks are offered on board and are included in the price.
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  • 2 hours
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Barcelona & Montserrat, eBike & Hike.

Barcelona & Montserrat, eBike & Hike.

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Save 10% with this exclusive offer and combine the excitement of Barcelona with the nature and spirituality of his holy mountain by booking these two amazing tours. Experience Barcelona’s holy mountain, Montserrat, riding the funicular as far as the Natural Park, and then ascending to the top during a 1-hour trek. See the stunning Montserrat Abbey and attend a performance by the renowned boys’ choir before returning to Barcelona, where you will enjoy its fascinating history in a complete 360º guided tour. Drive the coolest, most comfortable and safest E-Bikes in town, relish a Cable-car ride and and trip by Eco Boat along the coast for an amazing sightseeing experience by land, sea and air.
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Barcelona Sailing Experience Exclusive Private Sailboat from Port Vell

Barcelona Sailing Experience Exclusive Private Sailboat from Port Vell

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You will enjoy of a private own sailing yacht with a professional Skipper to visit Barcelona Port and the sailing out in the open sea under sail to enjoy the views of the city skyline and the pleasure of a sailing experience.
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  • 2 hours
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$419.06
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Barcelona Sailing Sunset Experience Exclusive Private Sailboat from Port Vell

Barcelona Sailing Sunset Experience Exclusive Private Sailboat from Port Vell

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You will visit the Port of Barcelona and sail out of the port to have a unique sailing experience with a sailing yacht and enjoy the skyline of Barcelona.
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$538.79
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Montjuïc Castle Segway Tour

Montjuïc Castle Segway Tour

Discover the magical mountain of Montjuïc effortlessly and enjoy a panoramic view of the city of Barcelona. Glide through parks and Castles where you can learn about the history of this mountain over time. Only accessible by Funicular and Cable Car, without a doubt this Tour will take you through the best viewpoints of the city.
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  • 2 hours
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$70.64
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Barcelona and Artistic Gaudí: Full Day Guided Walking and Bus Sightseeing Tour

Barcelona and Artistic Gaudí: Full Day Guided Walking and Bus Sightseeing Tour

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Discover Barcelona’s history, culture and architecture on a full-day sightseeing experience with a combination bus and walking tour. Get a comprehensive overview of the city as you drive the Passeig de Gràcia, coastline and Olympic Village, then enjoy fabulous views from a scenic cable car. Trace a route through downtown to Plaça de Catalunya, then continue on foot to explore the narrow, historic streets of the Gothic Quarter. Experience Barcelona’s Modernist movement firsthand with a tour of Gaudí’s most important designs, from Sagrada Familia to Park Güell and private homes.
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  • 11 hours
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Montjuïc Segway Tour Barcelona

Montjuïc Segway Tour Barcelona

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See the old and new world from the top of Montjuic hill on this guided, half-day, Segway tour of Barcelona. Cruise past top sights in Las Ramblas and alongside the water in Port Vell and get your camera ready for panoramic views on the Mirador of Poble Sec. Let your Segway do the work as you ascend all the way to Montjuic Castle on top of the hill.
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  • 3 hours
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$82.62
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Montjuïc Electric Bike Tour

Montjuïc Electric Bike Tour

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Just on the edge of Barcelona is the historic Montjuic hill offering stunning views of the city. Hop on an electric bike to easily explore this important hill, named after Jewish community that used to inhabit the area, during this small-group tour limited to 10 travelers. See the venues built for the 1992 Olympics, Montjuic Castle, and enjoy panoramic views of Barcelona from the top.
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  • 3 hours
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$39.51
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