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Barcelona Day 4: A Taste of Montjuic

Montjuic is a hill in Barcelona where several landmarks now live.  A part of us wasn’t sure if we were actually going to visit because we had to go up a cable car to get to the top (fear of heights, anyone?), but you know, you only live once right?



If you’ve been following along for a while, you know I love a good cityscape and heading up to Montjuic is probably the best and easiest way to get a great view of the city.  To get there, you’ll first take a funicular train which is basically a tram that takes you uphill, then from that first hill, you’ll take a cable car to the top.  This is where we got to see Castell de Montjuic.

Castell de Montjuic is a castle that was a military fortress and is now a military museum.  We didn’t go inside, but instead we walked around to just explore.  To the left of the castle, there are some beautiful mosaic floors that take you down a few steps to a seating area where you can just sit and take in the view of the port.

 

 

^Milk break!
^I still wonder what Dominic saw here haha

 

^Quick memory of this location – Tristan was challenged to do the “22 Push-Up Challenge,” and he did his 22 for the day right here.  If you’re not aware, it’s a 22 day challenge where you do 22 push-ups each day to spread awareness that every day 22 veterans take their lives in the United States due to post-traumatic stress disorder. You can find some resources to help our veterans here.

 

There’s actually a lot of other things to do in Montjuic, but we opted to just check out the castle area during this trip to free up the day as we wanted to take our final day easy.  If you happen to have a lot of time, there is an amazing fountain here that illuminates at night, the Olympic stadium, and several amazing museums.  There’s also restaurants on the hill with views of the city, ideal for sipping on Barcelona’s drink of choice – vermouth.

If you missed it, catch Barcelona Day 1, Barcelona Day 2, and Barcelona Day 3!
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