Montjuic is located in the area of Santa, southeast of downtown Barcelona. This giant park in the hills offers a beautiful view of nature of Barcelona and a variety of interesting attractions. A few centuries ago, Keltiberia tribes settling in the hills as high as 213 meters, called Montjuic. The hill was later used as a variety of celebrations and parties of the Romans. The Spanish government set the park in the hills as the location for the International Exhibition of 1929. In addition to maintaining the tradition as a place of celebration, Montjuic equipped infrastructure to support the implementation of various events. When Barcelona hosted the Olympics in 1992, the government reconstructed Montjuic.
Montjuic is a favorite recreation area for residents of Barcelona by offering natural scenic beauty. One side of the hilly park overlooking the harbor and the Mediterranean sea, on the other hand shows the beautiful views of Barcelona. Montjuic hill mostly consists of green open areas, such as flower gardens, botanical gardens, and a cactus garden. It also has a variety of cultural attractions, sports facilities and the Olympic site. The visitors can visit the many museums there, including Palau Nacional which was built as a pavilion International Exhibition center. Currently the Palau Nacional is home to the MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Arte de Catalunya), the Art Museum exhibiting the art collection of Roman, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, as well as paintings on the 19th and 20th centuries.
In front of the Palau Nacional are Magic Fountain. Things to light and the dancing fountains are often held here, but not every day held. In the summer these places are often filled by the spectators who want to watch the fountain show. Not to stop there, visitors can also visit the Poble Español. A small village with traditional houses. The oldest scenery in Montjuic is the Castell de Montjuic. Fortress from the 18th century it became a military museum.
To reach this place, you can take the metro L2 (purple line) on Passeig de Gracia towards Paral.el. Another alternative is to use the bus 20 which stops at Paral.el, then walk a short distance to the sea and continue to ride the cable car. Additionally, you can also take the bus 9 and 50.