Weird and wonderful buildings on Barcelona’s iconic hill
Montjuïc, Miró and much more
Montjuïc is the birthplace of Barcelona – the hillside where the Llobregat River meets the Mediterranean, where ancient Romans left their ruins, where Medieval residents buried their dead. Today, its slopes are home to some of the city’s most striking architecture, as you’ll see on this dynamic private tour combining art, history and natural beauty. Arriving via cable car at the hilltop fortress of Montjuïc Castle, you’ll take in the panoramic grounds of the 1992 Olympics, the Romanesque churches and frescoes now contained within the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC), and a textile factory designed by Catalan modernist master Puig i Cadafalch. You’ll also discover the artistic delights of the Joan Miró Foundation building. Conceived by the great artist as a surrealist playhouse for his own paintings, sculptures and ceramics, it’s also a showcase for other wayward contemporary talents. And when all the man-made sights are set aside, you’ve still got that spectacular view.
What to Expect
Explore the site of the 1992 Olympic Games and learn how that event helped to create the vibrant city that Barcelona has since become.
Take in sweeping views of the Barcelona skyline from dramatic hillside lookout points, or from the ride up the mountain by cable car.
Visit the Miró Foundation, designed by and dedicated to the wildly creative Catalan artist who developed his own surreal visual language.
Meeting Place: To be arranged
Times: 10 am or 4 pm
Duration: 4 hours
What’s included: Guided tour and entrances
- Please wear comfortable shoes.