Barcelona from above: From Montjuïc Castle to the city. History, nature and urban planning in the green lung of the city.

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Raul
Quality Verified Registered on July 27, 2023

I am passionate about history and how historical development affects places and people, therefore I look at geography, history and sociology in order to understand what surrounds us. Do not limit to fill your places check list and instagrams done.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

I invite you to get to know the city away from the crowds of the center and enjoy the spectacular views of Barcelona from Montjuïc .
We will talk about the history of Barcelona, ​​its genesis and how it became the most important city on the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian Peninsula.
We will discuss the urban planning of Barcelona, ​​how a small Roman city grew throughout the Middle Ages and modern times, how its growth was prohibited and how it was planned after the end of the prohibition.
About how Barcelona was bombed from the castle and its role in social and political repression. A story of love and hate with the city.
How a part of the mountain was developed for the 1929 Universal Exhibition and its current uses.
We will cross gardens, quarries, parks, swimming pools...

We will start at the top of Montjuïc and go down the mountain to see the city, and the mountain, from their heights. As we go down towards Plaza España we will visit several places of interest where we will stop to explain, and see, their stories and characteristics.

We will visit:

  • Exterior of the Castle
  • The Mirador de l'Alcalde
  • Joan Brossa Gardens
  • Montjuïc Municipal Swimming Pool
  • Laribal Gardens
  • Jardins del Teatre Grec and amphitheater
  • National Museum of Art of Catalonia
  • Maria Cristina Avenue
  • Plaza España

The meeting point is the main entrance of the castle.
To get to the meeting point, from Plaza España you can take bus 150 and it takes you to the top, where the castle is located. Do not confuse the castle with the palace that can be seen from Plaza España.
You can also access it from the Paral.lel metro station, from there you take the funicular and when you go down, to the left of the exit, you can take bus 150 to the top.
You can walk up, but it costs more than it seems 😀.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Ctra. de Montjuïc, 66, 08038 Barcelon...
    Ctra. de Montjuïc, 66, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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    To the left of the main entrance bridge to the castle. Dressed in black with a blue folder in his hand.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Mirador de Montjuic
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Mirador de l'Alcalde
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Piscinas Bernat Picornell
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Teatre Grec
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Font Màgica de Montjuïc
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Plaça d'Espanya

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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silvia 18 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Muy buen Guía ,conoce su ciudad y su historia
Brian 13 Apr 2024
Mexico City

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Extraordinario, ampliamente recomendado.
Álvaro 16 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Un tour y un guía fantástico!!! Un placer encontrarse guías así!!
NEREA 18 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
El tour con Raul esta muy bien enfocado y preparado. Siempre nos respondía a nuestras preguntas y nos hizo estar muy a gusto. Nosotros somos de Barcelona y aunque pueda parecer raro lo disfrutamos muchísimo y aprendimos muchas cosas que desconocíamos (prácticamente todo ajajaj). Es todo bajada así que se agradece :)
Karen 05 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Excelente tour con el guía Raúl, se ve que disfruta la historia y está muy preparado al explicar cada sitio por el que pasábamos o visitamos. Muy recomendado! Gracias por todo
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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