Barcelona has a peculiarity that differentiates it from the rest of the big European cities. Its geographical location makes its expansion very difficult as it is enclosed between the sea and the surrounding mountains. Therefore, when we visit the city at its southern end, bordering the sea coast you see a majestic hill that as a natural barrier prevents visual continuity. That promontory of wide base and brief height is Montjuïc, which with little more than 170 meters high, gives us a spectacular view of the whole city at its feet.
A place of pilgrimage for foreigners and locals for various recreational reasons, Montjuïc has a wide variety of recreational, sporting, cultural and natural infrastructures that make it an unmissable place to visit.
You can visit facilities such as the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium (next to which is the Museum of the Barcelona Olympic Foundation), the Palau Sant Jordi, the Bernat Picornell Swimming Pools and the Montjuic Municipal Pool which hosted the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.
Its streets and accesses formed for many years the old Circuit of Montjuïc, competing for great prizes in motor racing and motorcycling, and currently used for cycling as the finishing point of the Volta a Catalunya and even some stages of the Tour de France.
It also hosts a large number of cultural institutions such as the Barcelona Teatre Musical, the Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch, the Teatre Lliure, the Mercat de les Flors, the Teatro Griego, the Joan Miró Foundation, the CaixaForum Barcelona cultural center, the MNAC, the Ethnological Museum of Barcelona and the Archaeology Museum of Catalonia, and at the top of it the Montjuïc Castle, a former fortress and military museum.
At its main entrance, on Avenida María Cristina from Plaza España, there are several pavilions built for the 1929 International Exhibition, such as the Pavelló Alemany by Mies van der Rohe, and which constitute the current Fira de Barcelona, guarded by two twin towers that symbolize the exhibition.
Finally, we would like to highlight the Historical Botanical Garden of Barcelona, which has a unique collection of cactus, and the new Botanical Garden of Barcelona, specialized in the flora of the Mediterranean areas of the world. If you are a nature lover, you can’t miss these spaces.
We have only named some of the many places of interest that we encourage you to discover, just ask for a Zolty to take care of your distraction, easy, simple and comfortable.
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