Castle of Montjuic And Hill

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The hill and castle of Montjuic is really a place to see in Barcelona and a place where you can see the whole city with a unique point of view. Dominating the south-west part of the city you have the whole panorama over it on one side, and on the other side you see the great industrial installations of the port of Barcelona. Climbing up the hill is also very interesting because of the park of Montjuic and the Olympic installations from de Olympic Games 1992 (and specially the Olympic swimming and diving pool... do you remember the diving sessions where the athletes jump in the air with the background of whole BCN and the Sagarada Familia?).

The hill and castle of Montjuic is really a place to see in Barcelona and a place where you can see the whole city with a unique point of view. Dominating the south-west part of the city you have the whole panorama over it on one side, and on the other side you see the great industrial installations of the port of Barcelona. Climbing up the hill is also very interesting because of the park of Montjuic and the Olympic installations from de Olympic Games 1992 (and specially the Olympic swimming and diving pool… do you remember the diving sessions where the athletes jump in the air with the background of whole BCN and the Sagarada Familia?).

To go there, it’s very easy. If you want to walk, then go out at the metro station Paral.lel (L2 or L3) and just follow the road up! If you are a little bit tired of walking, take the Funicular at Parallel directly from the metro station up to the park of Montjuic. You’ll arrive at the castle. Take deep breath because the view you will have from this castle is stunning, and in every direction, from the sea on the south to the mountains in the north!! You can visit the castle as well. It was built 1640 to protect the city against invaders, and you need to see the invaders before they arrive at this time…. and that’s why you can see so far from this castle :) I tried to make some panoramas with Horizon and put some Horizon pics together… but with every cam you’ll made great pictures for sure! So enjoy your visit! :)

==http://www.bcninternet.com/fr/touristinfo.php?contentid=996==

==http://www.ejercito.mde.es/ihycm/museo/barcelona/en/cmm_historia_03.html ==

http://www.barcelona-on-line.es/eng/turisme/bcn_montjuich_castell.htm

written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations #culture #history #architecture

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  1. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    lomographer was here

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