The broad hill of Montjuïc is located to the southeast of the city, and offers an array of activities, plus some spectacular views of Barcelona.
Montjuïc has been the base for many international events over the years, including the 1929 International Exposition and the Olympics in 1992. One of the buildings constructed for the 1929 International Exposition was the Palau Nacional, which is now the site of the Museu Nacional d´Art de Catalunya (MNAC).
Just in front of the palace, you will find the Montjuïc Magic Fountain, where you can catch extraordinary light and music shows, and the Fira de Montjuïc, one of the main convention centres in Barcelona.
If you´re looking for a cultural experience in Barcelona, then don´t miss a trip to the MNAC, the largest art museum in the city, the Fundación de Joan Miró, a museum dedicated to the Barcelona-born artist which regularly features interesting collections of contemporary art, and the museums of ethnology and archaeology.
Montjuïc is also home to the Estadi Lluís Companys and the Palau Sant Jordi, two former Olympic facilities which now play host to some of the biggest sporting and musical events in Barcelona.
At the top of the hill (easily reached by cable car from the port), you will find the Castell de Montjuïc and some incredible panoramic views of the city.
Also at Montjuïc, you will find the open-air museum, Poble Espanyol, which gives visitors a taste of life in traditional Spanish towns and is the venue of many concerts and events during the year.