Montjuic Hill In Barcelona
Visit the Famous Montjuic Hill & Poble Espanyol
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Montjuic Hill In Barcelona (Spain)
It was in the year 1929 when the Poble Espanyol museum was built for the Barcelona International Exposition. The museum exhibits the culture and architecture of Spain. One can witness replicas of 117 buildings in Spain. Visit the famous Montjuic Hill & Poble Espanyol to have a fun-filled and memorable trip. The buildings in the museum represent different communities of Spain such as Castilla, Andalucia, Aragon, Cataluna, Galicia, Madrid, Navarra, Murcia and many more. Montjuic Hill in Barcelona is very famous among sports lovers and adventure enthusiasts.
Attractions Of Montjuic Hill
Montjuic Castle: Built in the year 1640, the Montjuic Castle is a military fortress atop Montjuic Hill. This is the place where Lluis Companys was executed under Franco's rule. The castle has a rich history attached to it with magnificent architecture which will surely fascinate one.
Joan Miro Foundation: This foundation is home to over 14000 artistic collections of Joan Miro works. Joan Miro was one of the mot=st renowned artists of the 20th century and his work reflects nationality. This museum has a vast collection of paintings and sculptures of Joan Miro.
Poble Espanyol: This is a lively Spanish village that reflects Spanish culture and traditions throughout. The village is all lined up with Spanish bars, restaurants, shops, and nightclubs.
Olympic Ring: Olympic Ring in Montjuic Hill encompasses various buildings and sporting facilities that were renovated or built for the Olympic Games held in Barcelona in the year 1992. At some of these places, people can enjoy sports and at other various sports and music events are held.
MNAC: It is a national museum that houses Catalan visual art. The museum has a rich collection of Roman church paintings and Catalan visual art from the 19th and 20th centuries.
The replicated buildings in the museum include Calle Cuna, La Jana, Casa Son Berga, El Mirador, Casa Barreda, Torre de Utebo, Caserio Casa Arteche and many more.
Summer season is the best time to visit Montjuic Hill & Poble Espanyol because there are festivals and events for the tourists and locals. The Flamenco shows and gastronomic festivals are the highlights. The traveler would find artisans working within the village and creating masks, leather, jewelry, and Spanish guitar. It is a great place to visit at night as there many bars, restaurants, and discos. The place comes alive at night. The museum is open till late hours of the night except on Mondays. The best time to visit Montjuic Hill & Poble Espanyol is during the weekend.
The museum is ideal for families, couples and group of friends. There are many rides for kids and interesting structures to view for elders. Enjoy the Spanish cuisine at the cafes and restaurants. The port cable car at Montjuic Hill allows visitors to view the seaport. It is the fastest way to reach the hill as well. When in Barcelona, one must visit Montjuic Hill to get a 360-degree view of the city. Restrooms and snack bars are available here.
The traveller is missing the best of Barcelona if they do not visit Montjuic Hill & Pablo Espanyol. Make a wise decision and visit both the places. The two spots are the most famous and tourists from all over the world visit them to have a memorable trip.
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FAQ's of Barcelona
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What is special about the Montjuic Hill?
This hill looks over the city of Barcelona and can be literally translated to Jewish Mountain, because a Jewish Cemetery was found here upon excavation.
What can I see on the Montjuic Hill?
There are several points of interest on Montjuic Hill such as The Catalan museum of archaeology, the Fundació Joan Miró modern art museum, the Montjuïc Cemetery, botanical gardens and The museum of ethnology among others.
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