Named ¨Jewish Mountain¨ for an medieval Jewish cemetery, this broad hill, flat-topped hill of parklands and woods is some 173 metres (568 feet) high and stretches from near the coast up to the Plaça d'Espanya. It´s played an important role in the history of Barcelona dating back to the city´s origins, and today is the site of many cultural and recreational venues as well as historical sites. The 1929 International Exposition and many events of the 1992 Summer Olympics were held here, and you can visit their legacy in the form of the Olympic Stadium and the Palau Nacional (pictured here), now home to the National Art Museum of Catalonia. Other attractions include a 17th-century fort, the Poble Espanyol, an open-air museum of architecture of Spain´s various regions; other museums dedicated to archaeology, ethnology, the Olympics and sports in general, and the work of Catalan artist Joan Miró; a botanical garden; and various park areas and recreational facilities. Montjuich can be accessed via a funical and cable car from the south, and in the north just off the Plaça d'Espanya (which is accessible via Metro, bus, and taxi).

Read more in Tripatini contributor Rohny Jones´ post What Not to Miss in Barcelona.




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