Montjuïc is a neighborhood and a hill in the southern part of Barcelona. It has become one of the main tourist attractions of the city as it hosted the 1992 Olympic Games and is often referred to as the Garden City because of its many green spaces. The hill of Montjuïc has been developed for recreational, cultural and sporting activities. It also houses a military academy, a botanical garden and several museums.
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The most popular attraction of Montjuic is the Castell de Montjuïc (Montjuic Castle). At a height of 253 meters above sea level, it offers a panoramic view of all of Barcelona. The castle served as a fortress for soldiers under Spanish rule, but today it houses exhibitions, restaurants and nightclubs.
For its part, the Plaza de España, at the foot of Montjuic, is a popular meeting place in Barcelona.
It was designed by architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch and built between 1928 and 1929 as the central square for the 1929 International Exposition, commemorating the end of the Spanish Civil War. The square would be surrounded by pavilions for the countries participating in that World's Fair. Today, it houses several restaurants, cafes and stores.
We can not leave out the National Art Museum of Catalonia, which has an impressive collection of works of art, including sculptures and paintings. Some famous artists included are Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí.
The museum is a great place to enjoy contemporary art and visit some iconic artists in person. You can also visit the permanent exhibition which has many original works of art by some of the most influential painters in history.
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