A day on Montjuïc

Montjuïc hill is 173 meters high and next to the sea. It houses the National Museum of Art in Cataluña in the Palau Nacional; which was designed for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition.

It is said that the word ‘Montjuïc’ comes from Mountain of the jews as there was a Jewish cemetery with medieval origins in the mountain. The other theory is that the name comes from ‘Monte Jovis’ as there might have been a Roman temple dedicated to Jupiter.

The mount has historical importance not only for the events there occurred but also as the quarry that used to be there provided most of the stone for the historic buildings in Barcelona.

The easiest way to get here is by metro that connects to a 5 minute funicular ride. Advisable in hot summer days.

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