Other nearby sites of interest include:
Magic Fountains of Montjuïc
Built for the 1929 World Fair, these fountains are the work of architect Carles Buigas and a genuine celebration of light and sound.
Also built for the 1929 World Fair, this site is an authentic imitation of some of Spain’s traditional and most emblematic architectural structures.
Joan Miró Park
Also known as Parc de l’Escorxador, and with good reason: the park is located on the site of what was once Barcelona’s municipal abattoir. It was rebuilt as a park in 1982 by the architects Antoni Solanas, Màrius Quintana, Beth Galí and Andreu Arriol.
The Joan Miró sculpture Dona i ocell (‘Woman and bird’) was inaugurated in 1983, in Miró’s absence (due to poor health). Standing at the foot of a large man-made lake, the sculpture is 22m high and depicts a woman wearing a hat with a bird atop.
One of the city’s only nature reserves, these gardens house an extraordinary collection of Mediterranean and exotic plants. It was designed in 1930 on the old quarries of Montjuïc.
Inaugurated in 1965, the Cable car line runs from Paralelo, over Barceloneta, and to the Montjuïc Miramar, offering amazing views of the city.
An ancient fort situated atop the Montjuïc mountain, the site was the home of Barcelona’s Military Museum until just recently. It is soon to host the Peace Center.
Mirador of Montjuïc
Joan Manuel Serrat pays homage to this structure in his famous song, “Mediterráneo”; it grants amazing views to the sea, the airport, the Montjuïc cemetery, all of Baix Llogbregat, the Olympic area, particularly Palau Sant Jordi, and the rest of the city visible from the mountaintop: Sarrià, Pedralbes, Les Corts, and Sants.