Ultimate Montjuïc Walking Tour

Explore the highlights of Barcelona’s famous hill & discover unparalleled views of the city

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 3 Reviews · 3.00h · Barcelona, Spain

Are you looking for the best view in Barcelona? Then join this immersive tour of Montjuïc, Barcelona’s iconic hill which is lovingly referred to as the city’s green lung. As you climb to the top of the majestic Montjuïc, you’ll stop along the way to view historic sites, such as the grounds of the World Fair of 1929 and Montjuïc Castle. Against the backdrop of the castle’s regal design, take in Barcelona’s most mesmerizing view. There’s no better way to admire Barcelona's unparalleled beauty.

  • New Tour
  • Meeting point is at Hotel Catalonia Barcelona Plaza
  • '92 Olympic Stadium
  • Montjuïc Communications Tower
  • Catalan Modern Art Museum
  • The tour will finish at a local bar in Calle Blai

Your day of exploring Montjuïc begins at the German Pavilion, where you’ll meet your personable guide and the rest of your group. Together, you’ll climb Barcelona’s breathtaking hill, stopping along the way to appreciate its most iconic sites. The grounds of the 1929 World Fair, the Catalan Modern Art Museum, and the legendary Olympic Ring and Olympic Stadium are just some of the highlights you’ll explore. All the while, your local guide will explain the historic significance of each of these prominent landmarks, and the impact they’ve each had on the city of Barcelona.

Continue past the famous Cemetery of Montjuïc to the crown jewel of it all— Montjuïc Castle. Marvel at the castle’s regal architecture before taking in captivating views of Barcelona’s stunning cityscape. After you climb back down, your guide will take you to Poble Sec, a vibrant quarter that is especially popular among young locals. Follow your guide to a beloved pinchos bar in the neighborhood, where you and your newfound friends can cap off the night in style.

Ultimate Montjuïc Walking Tour Description

Your 3-hour tour includes: 

  • Historic tour of Montjuïc highlights

  • Montjuïc Cemetery and Botanical Garden

  • Montjuïc Castle

  • Walking tour of Poble Sec

  • Expert, English speaking guide

  • Maximum group size of 15

Begin at the World Fair

Your tour will begin at the German Pavilion, where you’ll meet the rest of your group along with your friendly, local guide. Your first stop of the day is located near the famous Plaça Espanya, at the exhibition ground of the World Fair of 1929. As you continue to climb Montjuïc’s verdant hill, your informative guide will teach you all about the importance of this notable event in Barcelona’s history.

Soon, you’ll come upon a magnificent palace, which is actually the Catalan Modern Art Museum. Pause here for an amazing photo-op, and take a few minutes to soak in the impressive views of Barcelona’s cityscape.

See the Olympic Ring 

Next, marvel at the towering Olympic Ring and visit the famous Olympic Stadium where the Games of 1992 took place. Feel the historic weight of this setting as your guide details the lasting impact that holding the Olympics had on the city of Barcelona.

Peak into the Cemetery of Montjuïc

Continue your climb to the top of the hill as you stroll by an incredibly lush Botanical Garden. You’ll also pass by Barcelona’s famous Cemetery of Montjuïc, the largest cemetery in the city. Admire the cemetery’s impressive grandeur before continuing your climb.

At the top of the hill, your guide will take you to a lovely, hidden beer garden. Take a break under the shade of pine trees while admiring the striking views. Once you’ve caught your breath, your local guide will lead you to the best viewpoint yet.

See the City from Montjuïc Castle

Follow your guide down a path that’s off the tourist trail, which will lead you to the breathtaking Montjuïc Castle. The castle’s architecture is absolutely stunning, but don’t forget to turn around! Montjuïc Castle’s hilltop location provides the most striking views of Barcelona. Your climb was well worth this jaw-dropping spectacle, so take your time soaking it all in before beginning your descent.

Pinchos in Poble Sec

Now that you’ve had time to relax in nature, it’s time to return to Barcelona’s bustling city streets. Led by your local guide, make your way back down the hill to the vibrant neighborhood of Poble Sec. This multi-cultural quarter has an eclectic layout and is extremely popular among young locals. Stroll with your guide down the famous Calle Blai, where you’ll be taken to a charming, local pinchos bar. Once you’ve enjoyed some drinks and snacks with your new friends, why not continue the fun after your tour ends? After all, you’re already in one of Barcelona’s trendiest neighborhoods!

What you get with this tour
Historic tour of Montjuïc highlights
1929 World Fair grounds
Olympic Ring and Olympic Stadium
Montjuïc Castle
Breathtaking views of Barcelona cityscape
Poble Sec neighborhood tour
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Beautiful Scenary and Out of the Way Places
09 March 2024
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Reviewed by
James McDonald

Michael was a fantastic guide, taking us to out of the way places to overlook Barcelona. This is a demanding walk uphill for two hours or so but these are places you would not see otherwise. The castle at the top is excellent and this is a side of the city I would not have seen. You get a good look at the Olympic facilities but do not go inside.

Great Day in Barcelona
28 June 2023
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Reviewed by
Richard Martínez

Really happy we went on this tour. The guide provided a fascinating historical background of the fortress, and the views from the top were simply spectacular. It was a great opportunity to learn about Barcelona's past while enjoying the stunning scenery.

Whoa!
23 June 2023
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Reviewed by
Jack Moore

Got this tour for a super cheap price bc it was brand new. Really cool tour, site, and company. Thanks again!

Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

We recommend to wear stable and comfortable walking shoes for a walk of three hours on partly uneven and steep paths.

What to bring?

We recommend to wear stable and comfortable walking shoes for a walk of three hours on partly uneven and steep paths.

Is this tour ran by The Tour Guy?

No, this tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Barcelona.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible and does require approximately 3 hours of walking, including up hill. If you have any doubts about your mobility, please contact us for alternatives.

Can I bring my kids and do I have to pay for them?

Kids are welcome over the age of 6. Because of all the uphill walking, children under the age of 6 are not able to come on this tour.

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