Barcelona is especially known for the sea, but it’s also a mountain town and its best held between mountain and sea: the Montjuic.
Montjuic is an oasis of tranquility, where you can forget the big city and get lost in the perfumes of pines and sea air. Close to the medieval Castle that dominates the promontory, there’s one of the best kept secret of Barcelona: la Caseta del Migdia, a summer bar and restaurant, perfect for listening good music and take a drink under the trees, overlooking the sea. It’s not so easy to reach, because it’s on the top of the mountain. You have to take a bus from Plaza España or a taxi, but this is necessary to have some privacy in Barcelona.
Besides the well-known Olympic Stadium, the botanic garden and all the buildings created for the Olympic Games in 1992, Montjuic was also the protagonist of the other great event that changed the face of Barcelona: the World Exhibition in 1929, when the Poble Espanyol was built.
Josep Puig i Cadafalch had the idea for the museum: a town in which the architecture, style, and culture of various locations from around Spain were preserved in a single place. Poble español is divided into different sections, which were designed by two architects who travelled trough the entire country. Except for Mallorca, they saw every region to design the Spanish Village. The Poble Espanyol gives you the possibility to experience Spanish culture in a unique manner.
Poble Espanyol is home to art galleries, museums, a children’s village, shops, and artisans who use the town as their base of operations. It’s an open-air museum of architecture, that occupies a total area of 42,000 m2, featuring replicas of 117 buildings, streets and squares from the Spanish territory. There are 40 craft workshops, 22 shops, 12 restaurants, and 1 Flamenco show. Also, there are more than 300 works of contemporary art in a permanent collection. It’s a perfect setting for a family outing and no matter how old you are, you’ll love watching the glass blowers, ceramic artisans, guitar makers, painters and sculptors as they work on their projects in full public view.
During the night the village turns into a place to go for party and people who want to have a nice dinner, a drink or dancing in La Terrazza, one of the best disco of the city. The best thing to find out, where to go and what to do, is to check the official website.
We can offer you a luxury accommodation on our Fira apartments, very close to the Montjuic. We also offer top apartment accommodation in the city center of Barcelona, only at 10 minuts metro ride from the Poble Espanyol.