Excursion

Montjuïc Treasures & Cable Car Ride

Come with us to Montjuïc, the broad shallow hill in Barcelona that overlooks the harbor and features some fascinating sights, including El Poble Espanyol, or the Spanish Village. Built for the 1929 International Exhibition, this synthesis of Spanish architecture boasts over one hundred buildings and several plazas. Your Montjuïc experience also includes a ride on the cable car for inspiring views and an interior visit to Montjuïc Castle.

  • Code
    BAR-B
  • Level
    Moderate
  • Walking Type
    Medium
  • Activity Type
    Adventures
  • Age
    All ages
  • Duration
    Approximately 3½ hours

Enjoy a short panoramic city drive en route to the Spanish Village, or El Poble Espanyol.

Located just 15 minutes from the pier, this atmospheric village brings together the architectural styles of Spain with 117 buildings, a large main square and several smaller squares, all connected by picturesque streets. Other highlights include a town hall, a church and a monastery, along with shops, bars, restaurants and even a few nightclubs.

The very existence of the village is a marvel, as it was built for the 1929 International Exhibition to show visitors a representative sample of Spanish architecture. The village was never intended to be a lasting city attraction. However, it proved so popular that the buildings were not demolished as originally planned. Instead, the village saw renovations and additions in 1988 and remains today as a must-see for anyone interested in Spanish architecture and wanting to browse artisan shops displaying works in glass, ceramics and embroidery.

After your one-hour exploration of El Poble Espanyol, transfer by motor coach to the cable car station, where you will hop aboard a cable car for the ride up Montjuïc, absorbing amazing views of Barcelona along the way. Once at the top, your guide will take you on a short, uphill walk to the terrace of the Montjuïc Castle, a fortification dating to the 17th century. Here you will see the inside of the old military fortress with a long history closely linked to the city.

All too soon it will be time to take the cable car back down the hill and proceed by motor coach to the pier.

Important Notes:
As this excursion involves approximately two hours of walking, sometimes over steep and uneven surfaces, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. It is recommended that guests wear flat, comfortable shoes. The order of sights visited may vary. Some crowding may be expected. The operation of this excursion is dependent on weather conditions. A minimum number of bookings is required for this excursion to operate. Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.