Montjuïc

In the middle of the urban jungle that is Barcelona stands a little mountain, an oasis of green in a sea of concrete and steel. Montjuïc is where you go to get away from the bustle of the city but still walk down and be able to get lunch with a friend.

A mountain of green in an urban jungle

My mom saw the teleférico from a distance and immediately knew that she wanted to visit there. I mentioned that you could take a funicular to half-way up the mountain and she was sold. We caught the funicular at the Parallel metro stop, and rode the funicular up to it’s end point. While this ride was kinda boring after the funicular of Monserrat my mom was really happy which made me happy.

Riding the funicular makes my mom happy

After the funicular you can buy tickets for the teleférico at the top station. That, it turns out, was the real treat. Before boarding the teleférico, we took a cheesy tourist shot in front of a green screen, and then went in line to the state-of-the-art teleférico. These are beautiful glass pods that give you a 360 degree view as you head up the mountain

State-of-the-art glass pods give you at 360 degree view

We were amazed the entire ride, not being able to take in enough of the vista we barely noticed the time passing. We were soon at the top and ready to get off to see the castle at the top of the mountain.

At the top of the mountain is Montjuïc Castle, which was a strategic military fort at one point, watching the harbor as ships came in. It still sits at the top of the mountain, allowing visitors to see the fort, how it originally worked, and most importantly, the views.

Gun that protected the harbor

The beautiful fort and its classic architecture…

…And stunning views

Honestly, one of the most pleasant parts of the trip was the slow meandering walk we did around the fort and along the top. We took our time. We explored each view. We sat, talked, pondered, and took in this wonderful place we were in and the amazing view. We enjoyed the sun and the time we had together.

Loved sitting and looking over the harbor, contemplating life

Unfortunately, we did at some point get hungry. So we sadly went back to the teleférico, and took in the views one last time as we rode down to the funicular and lunch. But we were happy to have had this opportunity. This chance to enjoy this special Mother/Daughter time in this beautiful city. And ending our last full day with this kind of view was the best way to do it.

Montjuïc Castle

  • Address: Cora. De Montjuïc, 66, 08038 Barcelona Spain
  • Hours: 10 AM – 8 PM everyday
  • Cost: Standard Admission – €5, Children and Seniors – €3

Teleférico

  • Address: Avinguda Miramar, 30, 08038 Barcelona Spain
  • Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM everyday
  • Cost: Adults (13+) – €12.70, Children 4-12 – €9.20

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