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Mont Juic castle

Love the lines and shadows of Castell de MontJuic in Barcelona in this picture.

Other than a must-visit to Sagrada Familia in the city, I feel that Mont Juic is worth a trip for the family with kids.

Montjuïc Castle ( Spanish: Castillo de Montjuich) is an old military fortress, with roots dating back from 1640, built on top of Montjuïc hill in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It currently serves as a Barcelona municipal facility.

Children can learn about the history of Spain at this museum.

The top of Montjuïc is the ideal place for a bastion of defence, with 360º views of the city below.  The view of the city from the castle is totally worth a trip. 

Here are 3 must-know tips before taking cable car to Mont Juic and Castell de Montjuïc (Mont juic castle.):

👉 the cable car station is accessible via a funicular at Paral·lel Metro station. Do not get out of the station to find it! Your metro ticket includes the funicular ride which children will also enjoy. 

👉 it’s confusing to get tickets online because there are 2 cables car systems so we bought them on the spot. We were actually worried there will be queues since it was peak season but we rather not risk it getting the wrong tickets. The different sites are just a little confusing for people going there the first time. Luckily there weren’t any queues, but you can check google for the crowd just in case.

👉 get a cable car return ticket. We got a 1-way ticket, thinking we can take a leisurely stroll on the way down. But it’s a pretty long walk for family with kids. I suggest you leave the walk from the cable car station to the fountain which is more interesting. You pass by the  foundation of Joan Miro (an Art museum dedicated to Joan Miro, the only of its kind in the world) and many other sights along the way.