The Park of Montjuïc is an amazing viewpoint of Barcelona.
Indeed, the city of Barcelona has a combination of everything that is interesting in a Mediterranean city.
It is a relaxing city, that has warm temperatures, a great food scene, and breathtaking architecture. Certainly, a visit to this city will blow your mind.
✦ The Park of Montjuïc
Montjuïc which means a Jewish Mountain is a prominent hill that overlooks Barcelona. And there are so many things to do and see in this area. These include the park itself, the castle, the Montjuïc cable car, and the museum, just to mention but a few.
The park is easily accessible by the use of means of public transport or even by walking. In the same case as the city of Madrid, Barcelona is a city that you can enjoy walking.
Something else to add on that is that the escalators that are in this park, make it easier to access the Park Montjuïc. Lastly, there is an amazing panoramic view of the city and the port once you get to the top of the hill.
I would highly recommend this park as the first area to explore on the first day of arrival in the capital of Catalonia.
✦ The Montjuïc Cable Car
From the Park of Montjuïc, you can get an amazing view of Barcelona by use of the cable car. This is a ride that takes around 10 minutes and gives a bird’s eye view of this city.
The museum offers very good history lessons in the city of Barcelona. This helps the visitors to understand the construction of the city and its political orientation.
✦ The Fountain of Montjuïc
This is an absolutely beautiful sight to see whether it’s by day or at night.
During the day, you will enjoy a walk around the park or Museu de Nacional d’Art de Catalunya or the panoramic views from this famous hill. And at night, there is a wide range of shows. The shows are normally choreographed with the light and also with music. This gives a lot of various effects to the fountain.
This is spectaculars and a really fun light show that has a great atmosphere.
The magic fountain shows are something that you can’t miss out on when you are in Barcelona. I’m glad to have been part of it. Another reason for you to add this to your bucket list!
✦ Some Tips
- Catalans have their own culture and language
- Like any other big city, watch out for the pickpockets
- Almost all stores, markets and restaurants are closed on Sunday
- Use the security provisions provided by your hotel
- Save time and book your tickets online in advance
- Watch out for the classic tricks used by conmen, for example, asking for change or asking for directions
Thank you for stopping by and stay positive!
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