We have dedicated a whole section to Montjuïc simply because there is so much to do here, whether its just taking in amazing views of the city, riding around on one of the 2 cable car lines, listening to music, enjoying a "copa", or looking at some great art.
Bar de Cims
When we are in Barcelona, we normally head to Montjuïc at least once- and we normally end up at the Bar des Cims, a Montjuïc Xiringuito (an outside bar/eatery). It’s great if you’ve got kids- there are 2 big slides coming down the hill at the back of the chiringuito, and a great little play park with swings, slides, toys etc. And the views over the city are spectacular, while you enjoy a snack and a drink. In the summer (July normally), they also have live music here a bit later on in the evenings.
How to Get There
If you have a car, you can drive up, as there is lots of parking. Just head for the Castell de Montjuïc. It’s in between the Jardins del Mirador and Joan Brossa. Its just down from the 2nd stop on the Teleferic cable car (the white one), so a good plan is to take the cable car up to the castle (expensive but worth it), have a look around the top (views over the city one way and over The Med the other), and then walk down the hill to the Xiringuito (Chiringuito in Spanish- ask anyone- it’s pretty famous).
Bus 55, 193, 50, Teleferic
GPS 2,16502 E, 41,3688737 N.
Fundacio Joan Miró, Centre d’Estudis d’Art Contemporani
You’d be crazy not to take a look at the Miró Foundation which showcases the art from one of Barcelona’s most famous sons. This museum of modern art honours Joan Miró. The building itself is worth a visit for its design and location.It was completed in 1975 by architect Josep Lluís Sert: an open space, with big terraces and interior courtyards that the visitors flow around easily.
There’s also a great fountain show at 8pm at the bottom of the hill (near Plaça d’Espanya)), the botanical gardens, the museum of ethnology, the Catalan museum of archaeology (housed in the 1929 exhibition’s palace of graphic arts) and the Olympic and Sports Museum Joan Antoni Samaranch.