Sants-Montjuïc's District: Montjuïc Park

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Updated: 09/30/2019

Sants - Montjuïc
08038 Barcelona



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This park, that occupies a vast swathe of the imposing hill overlooking the harbour, offers a plethora of green areas and gardens, museums and cultural attractions, sports facilities and Olympic sites. Montjuïc Hill has witnessed, and been the focus of key historical events of the city that have shaped its personality. Aside from its historical role as the Castle placement, it hosted the 1929 International Exhibition which fostered the development of the zone, and more recently, the 1992 Olympic Games that meant a major renewal. In Montjuïc you can also visit museums, such as the Fundació Miró , the Museu d'Arqueologia, the Museu Etnològic and the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya-MNAC, housed in the Palau Nacional.

The  Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, which was the German pavilion at the 1929 event, is a superb example of Bauhaus architecture. The former Casaramona textile factory, a modernist landmark by Puig i Cadafalch, is now home to CaixaForum, a cultural centre which hosts temporary contemporary art exhibitions. The Magic Fountain and the Poble Espanyol, with its “artisans’ village”, are other must see attractions. 

The Olympic Ring area, the main site of the Olympic Games, features the stadium “Lluís Companys”, Arata Izosaki’s sports palace, the Palau Sant Jordi, and the telecommunications tower designed by Santiago Calatrava. Nearby, the Olympic and Sports Museum Joan Antoni Samaranch and the Botanical Gardens are also unmissable sights as you explore the Parc de Montjuïc.