Mountain of Montjuic: places that you will enjoy visiting this Spring
Hello my love, today we will know the wonders of the mountain of Montjuic, in the heart of Barcelona, an enigmatic place that awaits three sites that I particularly love because of its landscapes that invite you to fully enjoy a relaxing day.
Come with me!
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. If you are making mistakes…you’re Doing Something. “
National Museum of Art of Catalonia
Our tour in Montjuic begins with the National Art Museum of Catalonia, located at the foot of Montjuïc, next to the Plaça de Espanya, which stands out mainly for its exceptional exhibitions of Romanesque and Gothic collections, which are among the best in the world.
I like all the different forms of art, from sculpture and painting to drawing, engraving, photography, coins and posters, which illustrate with great precision the history of Catalan art between the Romanesque period and the first half of the 20th century.
When you visit the National Art Museum of Catalonia in Montjuic you can not miss its collection of romantic art, considered the best of the world and comprises a unique set of mural paintings of the Romanesque churches of the Pyrenees, as well as famous sculptures, wood and stone carvings, metal works and panel paintings.
The cactus garden in Montjuic
This is a beautiful landscape to enjoy taking photos with friends and family. It is located on the steep slope of Montjuic hill, facing the sea and below the Miramar esplanade in an area called; The Morrot
The gardens are named after the Mallorcan poet and priest Miquel Costa i Llobera and it has an impressive collection of Cactus from all over the world considered as the most important in the world within succulent plants.
The cactus garden of Montjuic reopened its doors in 2011 after 5 years of renovation.
The gardens were created in 1970 in an old quarry full of land of old military fortifications. The entrance to the park is located in Plaça de l’Armada at the southern end of the esplanade and the Miramar hotel.
The garden is home to an important collection of cacti, palm trees, euphorbia and other families of succulents from warm and tropical climates. Most of the vegetation in this garden are exotic species, which makes it one of its main attractions, but there are also Mediterranean trees (granada) that coexist in harmony with Australian trees and American trees (palm and paper sotol) of sandpaper, which live almost without irrigation).
The central square of the garden, a very attractive place, captivates us with the desert landscapes. You can see beautiful plants of good size, with special colors and shapes and spectacular blooms.
The Castle of Montjuïc
During your tour in Montjuic you can not miss the famous Montjuic Castle, an old military fort located on the top of the hill. You will definitely love the views of Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea that are wonderful from Montjuic during the sunset.
Montjuic was originally a fort of the defense of Barcelona, but later strengthened to keep the rebellious Catalan citizens under control in times of oppression and revolt.
The outdoor grounds of the fort are used for many summer activities, such as archery, concerts and open-air cinema.
To get to the military fort, Castell de Montjuïc, and enjoy the panoramic views on the way, take the Montjuic funicular from the Paralelo metro station, then cross the road and take the Teleferic de Montjuic cable car that takes you to the highest point in the mountain of Montjuic and the fort of Castell de Montjuic.
Escape the routine, come and enjoy Montjuic, live life in big … I’m Keilley Lee Marques, see you next time.