Montjuic

Montjuic

It is a mountain of Barcelona, ​​with a height of 173 meters above sea level.

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CastellDeMontjuic_600Montjuich etymologically means “Mount of the Jews.” Although the possibility that this name comes from the Latin Mons lovis is also contemplated, is Mount Júpiter.

From Hostal Fontanella we advise you to approach this wonderful hill where you can contemplate Barcelona from the heights, it also offers the possibility to see the castle has a very valuable historical significance, as it has always been a strategic place from which to defend the city , so there has been a fortress on its peak since ancient times. In 1751 the present castle, work of Juan Martin Cermeño, who during the War of Spanish Independence was occupied by the French was built.

Today, it is closely related to the sport, because of the large number of sports facilities hosting. In the mountains are various Olympic venues that hosted the Olympic Games of Barcelona 1992 as the Olympic Stadium Lluís Companys (next to which is the Museum of the Barcelona Olympic Foundation), the Palau Sant Jordi, the Bernat Picornell Swimming Pools and INEFC.

At the foot of the mountain is the magic fountain where every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 21.30 to 23.00 choreographed water shows with music performed.

We can also see the National Palace (National Art Museum of Catalonia)

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We wish you happy holidays and if your destination is the capital of Catalonia, Hostal Fontanella we will be happy to assist you.

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