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Vivacious, ambitious, industrious: Barcelona is second to none

This cool, cosmopolitan metropolis is the bastion of Catalan nationalism and one of the greatest port cities on the Mediterranean. Barcelona’s distinct culture finds exuberant expression in its architecture – in the sinuous swirls of its Modernista buildings, in the other-worldly weirdness of Park Güell and in the soaring spires of the Sagrada Família. A stroll along the Rambla, Barcelona’s famed promenade, reveals a city of irrepressible energy and a proud and unique identity.

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Mountain of the Jews (Montjuïc)

Mountain of the Jews (Montjuïc)

Famous Recreational area, also known as Parc de Montjuïc

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Montjuïc is a mountain full of secrets and stuff to see. After climbing to the top you’ll first find the Catalunya National Gallery. Behind it there is a botanical garden and for those who prefer modern art, the Miró Foundation. There’s also an Olympic stadium, Olympic museum and Montjuïc castle with some of the best views in Barcelona. All of these are linked by beautiful gardens that make up Barcelona’s biggest park area.

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This mountain seems empty but it is full of art and the cultural history of Barcelona. Especially la Fundació Miró for the quality art exhibitions. Probably one of the most quiet and unknown areas in Barcelona.

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Recreational area, also known as Parc de Montjuïc Editors' Note

Originally a medieval Jewish cemetery, the Mountain of the Jews (Montjuïc) overlooks the city of Barcelona. As a historic and consecrated land for the Jewish Spanish people of Barcelona, this site carries a lot of meaning for many visitors.

At the Mountain of the Jews (Montjuïc), you will find a fort as well, giving another aspect of the site to explore and appreciate. Though the fortress is now a public park - Parc de Montjuïc, you can still read some of the tombstones at the Historical Museum of Barcelona. The Mountain of the Jews overlooks the western side of Barcelona.

Mountain of the Jews (Montjuïc)
Parc de Montjuïc, Barcelona