At 173 metres high and facing the sea, Montjuïc mountain is one of the most beautiful places in Barcelona. Most tourists are attracted by the great variety of museums, gardens, viewpoints, sports facilities and tourist attractions; although it was not always like this, and for many decades the city and its inhabitants turned their backs on it. The origin of this mistrust goes back to the time when the city of Barcelona was bombed from Montjuïc Castle.
On the occasion of the 1929 International Exhibition, the situation of the mountain underwent a radical change, and most of the urban planning and landscaping work that can be enjoyed today was carried out, giving rise to what is now known as Montjuïc Park.
Years later, on the occasion of the 1992 Olympic Games, the infrastructures and gardens that were in the worst condition were renovated, which meant a new revival for the mountain, which can still be enjoyed today.
It is recommended, weather permitting, to dedicate a whole day to the Parc de Montjuïc. Depending on the tastes of each person, you can devote more time to cultural visits or focus the day on enjoying the viewpoints or leisurely strolls through its many gardens, something that we highly recommend, in the spring and summer months.