A Royal Hike
Getting here takes as much or as little effort as you want. If you're in it for the workout, start at Nou de la Rambla and walk uphill. Just. Keep. Walking. Gardens and dog parks are scattered along the way if you need a break from the steep incline. A sky gondola is also available to take you from one side of Montjuic to the other, providing panoramic mountain-to-sea views of Barcelona. If that sounds a little too exhausting, hop-on-hop-off buses will bring you to the castle entrance. The castle’s upper decks offer yet more stunning views of the city and shoreline, and certain interior rooms describe the history of Catalonia and Montjuic Castle itself. No matter how you make your way up the mountain, the views and the history lesson are well worth the trek.
By Nicole Antonio, AFAR Staff
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Ctra. de Montjuïc, 66, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 56 44 45
Sun - Sat 10am - 8pm