- Type: Museums
NileGuide Expert Says:
You've got some of the best city views from here!
NileGuide Expert tip:
Check out the mountain at night with a glass of wine and some tapas overlooking the city.
- Former military prison atop mountain, this 18th-century castle is situated on Montjuic hill. The original structure was built in 1640 during the War of the Segadors to resist Felipe IV's forces, but it was expanded and improved between 1751 and 1779 to form the present building, which has become a symbol of centralist repression and of the abolition of Catalan liberties. Once a military prison, it's now home to the Museu Militar (Military Museum). You'll find it at the end of the cable-car line where it protects the harbour with its show of arms. A Barcelona gem, with unbeatable views.
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