A Day at Montjuic, Barcelona
by Allex Wilson
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Montjuic -- a "Jewish Mountain"--
that is located high above in the Barcelona city center in a luxuriant,
residential enclave that is known for its amazing view and the spectacular
art it contains. In fact, a trip to Barcelona is incomplete without a visit
to Montjuic's iro Museum, the national Museum of Catalunya and the spellbinding
All the Montjuic's transportation
takes place from Plaça Espanya that is accessible from L1 and L3
lines of Metro. A large number of city buses are also available from popular
spots like L'Eixample and Plaça Catalunya. Some people also like
to walk from Plaça Catalunya to Montjuic by taking a leisurly walk
around Gran Via. As you exit the bus or Metro at Plaça Espanya,
you will be able to see the looming Museu Nacional d'Arte de Catalunya
over a large stone staircase. As you walk up the Museum you'll be able
to see lined fountains making an absolutely great entrance. The museum
wins the heart of any visitor.
You should also visit the
Catalonian artist Joan Miro. Joan below is famous for his descriptive and
imaginative works that features abstract images of women, stars and other
figurines. His works consists of very thin ink lines and has been appreciated
by many. You'll be charmed by his descriptive lines that he gives to his
works. The view of his exemplary work of art from the rooftop of the terrace
is also worth viewing.
|You must also visit the
CaixaForum in Montjuic. This is a free museum that is operated by Caixa
bank. The museum features contemporary art exhibitions of painting, sculpture,
photographs and digital art. The featured collection keeps on changing
regularly. You can take a break and visit the café con leche or
a bocadillo (sandwich). Browsing the bookshop that has a large collection
of famous book in the lobby is also possible.
Olympic diving complex is
amongst Barcelona's. And not so famous treasures but you can swim down
here and gaze at the Sagrada Familia and some other landmarks also. The
boat is very less crowded compared to city beaches.
At night you can see the
Font Magica -- an enormous fountain. The place was built for world exposition
in the 1929. This musical fountain is based on various themes such as "William
Tell Overture" and "Star Wars" and the show keep on changing regularly.
This way your single day
in Montjuic, Barcelona will turn into a complete experience.
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Latest update: November 24.